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 →

The Port of New York and New Jersey is open for business and fully operational despite the unfolding COVID-19 health crisis. Hear directly from Sam Ruda, Port Director, as he thanks the dedicated workforce and port partners for ensuring cargo is moving efficiently throughout the region and beyond. It is our priority to keep supermarket shelves sufficiently stocked, continuously supply pharmacies with the medications needed for local communities and safeguard essential workers with the appropriate medical supplies to perform their duties. Additionally, learn more about how to stay connected and hear the latest updates from the Port of NY and NJ – including our webinar-based PortRead More →

The Council on Port Performance (CPP) met on April 9th to discuss the overall conditions at the  Port and the broader supply chain.  It was highlighted that Terminal Operators, in cooperation with the New York Shipping Association and the ILA, commenced non-contact temperature checks this week as an additional measure to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Such temperature checks will be conducted multiple times a day.  Port Director Sam Ruda emphasized that while “all stakeholders in the port community remain committed to keeping the regions goods moving and keeping the Port operational, it must be accomplished with a continued focus on health and safetyRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey moved 55,595 containers by rail in February 2020, a 12.2 percent increase over the previous year. This number marks a February best for rail cargo at the Port. February was also a good month for total volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey. A total of 579,124 TEUs (326,370 lifts) were posted in February compared to 585,216 TEUs (332,484 lifts) the previous year. The 1.0 percent decrease in total volume represented the second-best February on record at the Port, bringing the yearly total to 1,196,148 TEUs (675,566 lifts). Imports (TEUs) rose by 1.8 percentRead More →