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 →

On Friday, April 20, 2018, a team of Port Department volunteers commemorated Earth Day by cleaning up debris and planting flowers in the public spaces of the Brooklyn-Port Authority Marine Terminal (BPAMT), Port Newark, and Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal (EPAMT). Safeguarding the environment of communities in which The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates is an ongoing agency tenet. Earth Day however, is an especially significant time when the agency joins with other organizations around the world to spotlight the seriousness of environmental concerns and the potential solutions that can be implemented to alleviate them. More than 40 volunteers participated in theRead More →