The Port of NY and NY remains open, fully-operational and committed to moving goods as efficiently as possible in light of the global pandemic, COVID-19. Even during these unfamiliar times, our rail network continues to demonstrate remarkable growth. Through four on or near dock ExpressRail facilities: ExpressRail Port Newark, ExpressRail Elizabeth, ExpressRail Port Jersey and Express Rail Staten Island – we’re continuing to maintain cargo fluidity. Our facilities are directly served by two Class 1 railroads: CSX and Norfolk Southern (NS). In addition, Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) is the local switch operator working for CSX and NS within the port delivering and departing trains on aRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey continues to maintain a strong supply chain as the end of Q1 marks increasing numbers for our rail practice. Rail volume increased 1.5 percent from the previous year’s March figure, totaling 59,771 containers for March 2020. Total volume for March 2020 was 560,830 TEUs (318,521 lifts) versus 585,098 TEUs (333,688 lifts) in March 2019, a 4.1 percent decrease. Import loads (TEUs) were also down 4.1 percent in March 2020 in comparison to March 2019, export loads (TEUs) increased 5.2 percent in March 2020 vs. March 2019. Import loads for the month of March totaled 271,511 TEUs (154,926Read More →

The Port of New York & New Jersey Business Development and Industry Relations team is conducting webinar-based Port Briefings for port users, customers and stakeholders to provide timely updates and share important information during this challenging time. Participants could learn about the state of the port as well as hear directly from marine terminal operators, freight railroads and Customs and Border Protection. The Port of NY & NJ remains fully operational to facilitate the movement of cargo locally, regionally and nationally. As the COVID-19 crisis evolves, supply chain fluidity and stakeholder engagement remain top priorities. We typically conduct these sessions as in-person briefings in manyRead More →

During this time of a global pandemic, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is working diligently to ensure imports of medical gear and supplies get into the country quickly and safely so they can reach hospitals and workers in need.  CBP’s mission is to safeguard America’s borders, protecting the public from dangerous people and materials while enhancing the nation’s global economic competitiveness by facilitating legitimate travel and trade. To strengthen this mission, CBP has designated four (4) Centralized Examination Stations (CES) at the Port of New York and New Jersey to work closely with CBP to provide safe, secure facilities at which certain cargoRead More →

In these challenging times of a global pandemic, just as the port and maritime industry has made adjustments to meet the requirements of the emerging “new normal”, criminals and terrorists are also adjusting their nefarious activities to take advantage of changing lifestyles and commercial operations. Law Enforcement Agencies across the country have seen a rise in criminal or terrorist activity that specifically exploits the COVID-19 pandemic or takes advantage of changes in personal activity as a result of the pandemic. These include: sale of counterfeit N95 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE); display of false credentials indicating either status as a government official or essential workerRead More →