Bayonne, NJ – GCT USA and the Port Authority today broke ground for the ExpressRail Port Jersey facility (“Greenville Yard”). The facility will be a major ship-to-rail port project located directly adjacent to the recently expanded, state-of-the-art GCT Bayonne container terminal. This project will complete the agency’s more than $600 million initiative that establishes direct access to on-dock or near-dock rail service for all of its major marine terminals. Designed to complement the terminal’s big ship handling capabilities and quick transaction time, the intermodal yard will have an annual capacity of 250,000 container lifts, or 430,000 TEUs. The intermodal facility – scheduled for completion inRead More →

A new economic impact study concluded that the economic value of the Port of New York and New Jersey has grown, and this bodes well for the region. The report cites that jobs directly associated with port activity have increased by more than 13 percent since 2012. Personal and business incomes as well as federal, state, and local tax revenues associated with the port have also grown. Commissioned by the New York Shipping Association (NYSA) and prepared by the firm of A. Strauss-Wieder Inc. of Westfield, New Jersey, the new study reflects port operations as they were conducted in 2014. The data therefore does notRead More →

On Wednesday, September 2, Port Authority staff hosted the Port of Tokyo’s Metropolitan Trade Mission for the purpose of renewing our sister port agreement on the 35th anniversary of its original execution. The Mission included 14 members and was led by Takashi Takeichi, Director General of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Bureau of Port and Harbor. After welcoming remarks by Molly Campbell, Director of the Port Authority’s Port Commerce Department, Mr. Takeichi and Ms. Stephanie Dawson, the Port Authority’s Acting Chief Operating Officer, executed the renewal agreement on behalf of their respective agencies. This latest renewal essentially replicates the intent of the prior agreements, which isRead More →

From left to right, Hanjin Chief Officer Adam Maria Kukulowicz, Port Authority staff Kevin McGee, the Boston’s captain, Sven Mai and  Hanjin Shipping’s Dang Yi were on hand at the presentation of the plaque.  Captain Sven Mai also received a plaque while  in command of the Hanjin Dallas, sister ship of the Hanjin Boston, during that ship’s inaugural port call to the Port of New York and New Jersey in the fall of 2014. The Hanjin Boston made her inaugural port call to the Port of New York and New Jersey, arriving at Maher Terminals on August 26, 2015. The 7,500 TEU class vessel wasRead More →

Port Cranes At Work

Trade stats released for June 2015 confirmed cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey set a record pace during the first six months of 2015. Volumes were moved 13.4 percent higher than the same period in 2014, which established the previous record. Between January and June of this year, the port handled 3,093,789 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), compared to 2,727,554 TEUs handled during the same period in 2014. These record volumes have allowed the port to maintain its position as the busiest on the East Coast. Cargo handled by ExpressRail, the Port Authority’s ship-to-rail system serving New York and New JerseyRead More →