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 →

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 Port is a family of partners, all working together for a common cause. The community that surrounds each of our facilities is part of this family too, because their support makes our success possible. So, when a member of that family is suffering, we all pitch in to help. Last week at the Red Hook Container Terminal, RHCT, President Mike Stamatis and one of its partners, a food importer based in Queens, N. Y., put their heads together when they saw the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the economy and the ability of nearby communities to get fresh food. Redi FreshRead More →