New framework will build on previous plan, which saw the Bayonne Bridge raised, port channels deepened to 50 feet, container terminals expanded, roadway capacity increased and the ship-to-rail network completed; Master plan released as port is experiencing record growth in cargo volume, pushing it into the position of No. 2 in the nation for the first time in two decades, surpassing the Port of Long Beach The Port Authority today unveiled its “Port Master Plan 2050,” a comprehensive document that lays out a flexible roadmap for the next generation of land-use and infrastructure development projects at the Port of New York and New Jersey, allowing itRead More →

On June 8th the Port of New York and New Jersey recognized the one-year anniversary of the raising of the Bayonne Bridge. The bridge now yields a navigational clearance of 215 feet resulting in the passage of larger ships, record cargo volume and economic growth for the Port. A year after completion, 107 vessels in excess of 9,500 TEUs (20-foot-long cargo containers, the shipping industry’s standardized measurement) have called on port terminals in Newark, Elizabeth and Bayonne, N.J. and in Staten Island. The bridge raising now provides the ability for ships that can carry up to 18,000 20-foot-long cargo containers to navigate under it. Currently,Read More →