The Port of New York and New Jersey welcomes the CMA CGM Brazil to APM Terminals at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal on Saturday, September 12, marking another milestone as the largest vessel to call upon a U.S. East Coast port. Built in 2020, the 366-meter-long (1,200 feet), 51-meter-wide (167 feet) container ship drawing 47.5 feet of water, has a capacity of 15,072 TEUs.   The landmark arrival of the CMA CGM Brazil showcases the Port’s ability to handle the world’s largest container ships, an outcome of  The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s key investments over the past few years. Improvements such as the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program, which increased the air draft of the bridge to 215 feet, inRead More →

Capital investments on behalf of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey result in the long-term economic growth for the port industry, according to the 2020 Economic Impact Study by the New York Shipping Association. Investments close to $2.9 billion across projects spanning waterside, terminal, and landside infrastructure and equipment have reshaped and repositioned the Port to meet 21st-century needs. The raising of the Bayonne Bridge in 2017, has enabled neo-Panamax vessels exceeding 14,000 TEUs to call on all container terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Additional significant investments included terminal buildings and berths, cargo handling equipment, intermodal railRead More →

The completion of CSX Transportation’s DeWitt Rail Yard modernization project offers the potential for the Port of New York and New Jersey to further its goal of moving more freight through its $600 million ExpressRail on-dock rail system. The Port of New York and New Jersey has seen a significant increase in the share of rail cargo to 17 percent of overall volumes as a result of the ExpressRail network expansion, including four operational facilities. The DeWitt modernization project is designed to lower shipping costs and make the region’s commodities more competitive. The enhanced rail yard in Syracuse, operated by CSX Transportation, will provide weekdayRead More →

Completed in June of 2019, ExpressRail Port Jersey, operated by GCT Bayonne, is the fourth and final piece in The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s $600 million ExpressRail intermodal network. The system also includes facilities in Elizabeth, Newark and Staten Island. In a recent interview for Inbound Logistics’ podcast, Port Authority employees Bob LaMura, Commercial Manager, and Cory Wyatt, Intermodal Rail Development Manager, discussed the importance of the completion of the ExpressRail network and its impact on the future of shipping from the Port of New York and New Jersey. Listen to the podcast below: Source provided by Inbound Logistics.Read More →

New framework will build on previous plan, which saw the Bayonne Bridge raised, port channels deepened to 50 feet, container terminals expanded, roadway capacity increased and the ship-to-rail network completed; Master plan released as port is experiencing record growth in cargo volume, pushing it into the position of No. 2 in the nation for the first time in two decades, surpassing the Port of Long Beach The Port Authority today unveiled its “Port Master Plan 2050,” a comprehensive document that lays out a flexible roadmap for the next generation of land-use and infrastructure development projects at the Port of New York and New Jersey, allowing itRead More →