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 →

Cashless tolling is now in place at the Outerbridge Crossing. Cash payments are no longer accepted. Trucks using the Outerbridge Crossing must pay tolls using the E-ZPass tag or Tolls by Mail. All special (permit) loads-overweight and oversized trucks-must receive a PAPD escort at the Outerbridge Crossing. Cashless tolling works by scanning the E-ZPass tag mounted on a vehicle’s windshield and then charging the toll to the passholder’s account. Vehicles without E-ZPass tags also pass seamlessly through toll points without stopping using Tolls by Mail. Instead of having passes scanned, license plates are photographed and bills are mailed to registered owners to be paid online,Read More →

Last year the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey became the first public transportation agency in the country to embrace the Paris Climate Agreement, a United Nations-sponsored pact to bring the world’s countries together to fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In support of the agreement, the Port Authority set an interim target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 35 percent by 2025, and a long-term goal to reduce all emissions related to the agency’s facilities by 80 percent by 2050. We have already made progress. Since 2008, the Port Authority has reduced its GHG emissions by 13 percent comparedRead More →