The Port of New York and New Jersey welcomes the CMA CGM Brazil to APM Terminals at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal on Saturday, September 12, marking another milestone as the largest vessel to call upon a U.S. East Coast port. Built in 2020, the 366-meter-long (1,200 feet), 51-meter-wide (167 feet) container ship drawing 47.5 feet of water, has a capacity of 15,072 TEUs.   The landmark arrival of the CMA CGM Brazil showcases the Port’s ability to handle the world’s largest container ships, an outcome of  The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s key investments over the past few years. Improvements such as the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program, which increased the air draft of the bridge to 215 feet, inRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey is fully open and operational. As 2020 pushes forward, our port partners, the New York Shipping Association released The 2020 Report on the Economic Value of the New York-New Jersey Port Industry. This comprehensive report gives a thorough look at the quantitative measurement of the jobs, incomes, production of goods and services and revenue for both states produced by the maritime activities. The 2020 report summarizes two regional economic impact streams generated by the port industry: the value of port operations and the value associated with the billions of public and private dollars invested in port relatedRead More →

The worldwide pandemic impacted June’s total volume numbers at the Port of New York and New Jersey. In June, the Port had 511,306 TEUs (290,454 lifts) compared to 611,027 TEUs (347,294 lifts) in June 2019, a 16.3 percent decrease in total volume. This number brings our year through June total to 3,365,625 TEUs (1,907,062 lifts), a 7.9 percent decrease from the previous year. Imports for June totaled 266,836 TEUs (151,581 lifts) versus 303,309 TEUs (172,502 lifts) in June 2019, a 12 percent decrease. From January through June 2020, imports at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached 1,718,958 TEUs (970,226 lifts), a 7.3Read More →

As the New York-New Jersey region reopens, the continued operations at the Port of New York and New Jersey are proving to be a major driver in the ability of regional businesses to restart commerce quickly and smoothly. Even through the worst of the pandemic, when the region became an early national epicenter of this public health crisis, the Port remained open and fully operationally thanks to quick coordination with government and Port partners to deem supply chain operations essential and to implement health and safety protocols so that the Port workforce felt safe while performing their essential duties. In particular, the automotive trade, whichRead More →

As our region continues to navigate the phased reopening guidelines, the Port of New York and New Jersey remains integral in the movement of cargo needed to combat COVID-19. In a recent podcast interview with Inbound Logistics, the Port Authority’s Port Deputy Director, Beth Rooney and General Manager of Business Development and Industry Relations, Robert “Bob” LaMura discuss the adjustments made across facilities as operations continued throughout the pandemic. Both give insight into the significance of frequent communication with Port partners as the focal point of crisis management.  Listen to the full podcast below:Read More →