FAPS, Inc., a prominent “Automotive Port Processing Company” and Port Newark’s longest tenant, has partnered with a major OEM Automaker, key Marine Vessel Operator, and leading Stevedoring Company (Ports America) to speed delivery of auto parts to assembly plants amid ongoing global supply chain issues. This collaboration shifts conveyance of auto parts traditionally shipped via container vessels to crates loaded on main decks of Ro-Ro vessels. This innovative approach aims to keep the supply chain fluid and the assembly plants humming as an adaptation to the current difficulties and delays with containerized cargo. The process launched in Q1 2022 highlights the quick and creative wayRead More →

Beth Rooney Brings More Than Three Decades of Experience to Role; Served as Department Deputy Director for Past Three Years Sam Ruda Departing to Return to West Coast After Steering Port Through Record-Breaking Cargo Volumes Throughout Covid-19 Pandemic The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced that Sam Ruda, who has presided over record-setting growth at the busiest seaport on the East Coast, is stepping down as Director of the Port Department. Acclaimed maritime industry veteran Beth Rooney, who has more than three decades of experience and has been an integral part of the Port Department since 1993, has been appointed asRead More →

A steady surge of cargo contributed to a strong start to 2022 at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Total volume increased by 21.5 percent in February compared to the previous year’s figure, as the seaport moved 759,248 TEUs (417,332 containers) compared to 625,120 TEUs (347,635 containers) in February 2021. The increase brought the total for the year through February to 1,524,298 TEUs (839,293 containers).   Imports rose by 15.4 percent in February, totaling 385,539 TEUs (212,038 containers) versus 334,176 TEUs (186,167 containers) in February 2021. For the first two months of 2022, imported loads at the Port of New York and New JerseyRead More →

Since May, holiday items have been arriving at the Port of New York and New Jersey in anticipation of the December shopping season. Popular items such as furniture, home goods, kitchenware, computers, televisions, electronics, and alcohol passed efficiently through the port. They were loaded onto trucks and trains for trips to stores and fulfillment centers across the country.  The journey for these items, however, was not easy. For the past 16 months, the Port of New York and New Jersey has been managing a cargo surge that has pushed cargo volume up by nearly 24 percent compared to 2020. In addition, supply chain bottlenecks betweenRead More →

While global supply chain challenges are leaving some ports with massive backlogs, threatening a shortage of goods for the holiday season, at the Port of New York and New Jersey, a steady flow of holiday and winter goods has been arriving since May.  At the Port of New York and New Jersey, container ships and their cargo moved swiftly and efficiently throughout the pandemic to keep the region supplied with food, medicine, personal protective equipment, and stock for store shelves along the Northeast. For the past 13 months, despite record-setting cargo activity, container ships waiting for a spot to dock at the Port of NewRead More →