It wouldn’t be the first time the Port of New York and New Jersey changed the game. 67 years after Malcolm McLean loaded the world’s first shipping container onto the deck of a converted tanker at Port Newark, the East Coast’s busiest gateway is getting ready for another profound shift: leading the way in the transition to clean energy and net-zero emissions in the shipping industry. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s wide-ranging Net Zero Roadmap outlines several concrete steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the New York/New Jersey seaport as part of the agency’s overall commitment to reach net-zero carbonRead More →

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is committed to transforming operations at our facilities with environmental initiatives that safeguard our natural resources. Through the implementation of the Truck Replacement Program at the Port of New York and New Jersey, the Port Authority is working to reduce diesel truck emissions by offering eligible applicants grant funds towards the purchase of a newer, cleaner truck to replace their older, higher emitting truck. In addition, we are phasing out the oldest trucks serving our marine terminals. Truck Engine Model Year 1998 Phase Out Starting in July 2023 Starting July 3, 2023, trucks with model yearRead More →

Recently, the Port of New York and New Jersey took steps toward ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable New York Harbor by helping move 15 million baby oysters from a waterfront seeding facility at the Brooklyn Port Authority Marine Terminal to their new underwater home at the mouth of the Bronx River. A Port Authority tenant, Red Hook Container Terminal (RHCT), donated space and four retrofitted shipping containers, each filled with 9,000 gallons of seawater and oyster racks, to carefully transport the precious cargo as part of a Billion Oyster Project (BOP) initiative. The baby oysters were transported by barge to five new acres of oysterRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey is ready for the future. Our 30-year Port Master Plan lays out a road map that ensures we remain the world’s gateway to the U.S. East Coast and beyond. Through careful planning, we’re creating a more efficient, environmentally-sustainable port that’s capable of meeting our region’s increased needs, withstanding the challenges ahead, and propelling us into the future. See the full video below of the Port Master Plan 2050:Read More →

On Friday, July 19, Port Newark warehouse tenant Best Transportation delivered a 14,000-pound container using a zero-emission electric drayage truck, becoming the first trucking company to move a container from Maher Terminals of the Port of New York and New Jersey by using an electric vehicle. Powered by electricity, this tractor emits zero tailpipe pollutant and delivered its cargo to Costco Wholesale in Monroe, NJ and returned without incident to the Port with an empty container on the same day. The second-generation battery electric drayage truck, the only commercially available zero-emission drayage truck, is powered by a battery pack that produces enough power for anRead More →