The Port Authority approved a three-year extension to the Ocean-Going Clean Vessel Incentive Program funded at $3.12 million on November 19, 2015. Launched in 2013, the program encourages operators of ocean-going vessels to improve their engines, use cleaner fuels, and upgrade their technologies to reduce emissions, which are the largest source of air pollutants at the Port of New York and New Jersey. The extension will allow the program to operate through 2018, and continues the agency’s overall commitment to good environmental stewardship Based on a forecast participation rate of more than 2,600 total vessel calls, the program’s extension is expected to provide emission reductionsRead More →

Beach Scene

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is pleased to announce the completion of the 2014 Update to the Clean Air Strategy for the Port of New York & New Jersey. The 2014 Strategy Update is now available online on the Port Authority’s Environmental Initiatives webpage. Port Commerce Director Rick Larrabee underscores the importance of the Clean Air Strategy noting, “The Port is an economic engine for the region providing numerous jobs with good wages, as well as substantial tax revenues.  The challenge we face is how to accommodate port growth, with all its economic benefits, and still protect and improve the environment,Read More →


Continuing its unique seven-year streak, the Port of New York and New Jersey once again achieved the coveted International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 Certification for its Environmental Management System (EMS) this March. According to ISO’s website, the 14001 standard “maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system.” An ISO survey revealed that the majority of 14001-compliant organizations see their certification as a valuable tool for meeting legal requirements and improving environmental performance while bestowing a competitive edge and some financial benefits. While the U.S. boasts 360 seaports, less than 10 are currently ISORead More →