After seeing the horrific images out of Baltimore, it was the first thought that popped into Bethann Rooney’s head: “What can we do to help?” It was early Tuesday when the Port Authority’s port director helped to unleash a series of measures up and down the East Coast aimed at keeping the regional supply chain running smoothly after the Port of Baltimore, one of the nation’s busiest ports, went offline. At the Port of New York and New Jersey, that help is taking many forms. For one, the port is helping to move additional cargo offloaded from ships that already stop here. Just 24 hoursRead More →

You’d be forgiven if you thought the last few years in the shipping world felt more like a white-knuckle roller coaster ride than a smooth voyage at sea. But as over 200 regional supply chain leaders came together at the Jersey City waterfront for the 2024 State of the Port of New York and New Jersey, the message was clear: The seaport has emerged stronger after these few years of the unexpected. “It is clear that the state of the Port of New York and New Jersey is strong,” said Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton with myriad of harbor activity as his backdrop. “WhatRead More →

On Nov. 20, Bethann Rooney, port director at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hai Phong, Vietnam, solidifying a close collaboration aimed at growing trade between the two ports. The visit, led by Mr. Le Tien Chau, Secretary of the Hai Phong Party’s Committee represents an opportunity to promote cooperation between the Port of New York and New Jersey and partners in Hai Phong to support bilateral trade and investment between the United States and Vietnam. Hai Phong is the largest port city in Northern Vietnam and one of the most important industrial hubs of theRead More →

Discounts could be even more plentiful than usual this holiday season for regional shoppers as retailers look to draw down their massive inventory, the result of a frenetic few years at the New York-New Jersey gateway and other ports around the nation. Santa is putting his elves to work earlier than ever this year. While the so-called “Christmas creep” phenomenon is an annual topic of debate, this year shoppers may find ample opportunity for ahead-of-schedule holiday shopping with discounts galore. Retailers are predicting an even earlier-than-usual start to the holiday shopping season, at least partially thanks to the unusual shipping trends of the past fewRead 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 →