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 →

“Alone we can do little.  Together we can do so much” ~ Helen Keller “Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”  ~ Henry Ford “We may not have it all together but together we have it all.” ~ Common saying “TOGETHER.”  There are dozens and dozens of profound sayings that use the word “together.”  It generates so much power and emotion.  As we face one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history, every day we hear our healthcare, emergency response, government, religious and family leaders remind us: “We are going to get through this together.”  The same isRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey remains fully operational to facilitate the movement of cargo locally, regionally and nationally. Supply chain fluidity remans a priority  of the Port in order to  continue providing essential goods to stores and homes as well as critical commodities to support the healthcare system. During the COVID-19 crisis,  the health and safety of all front line personnel also remains a core priority. The entire port stakeholder community continues to pursue enhanced protocols and follow established health guidelines. As the COVID-19 crisis evolves, planning to mitigate potential supply chain impacts is another key area of focus. The Port ofRead More →

Thanks to the hardworking men and women of the Port of New York and New Jersey, over 53,000 containers were delivered to the Port’s customers last week.  Critical store shelves are being restocked daily and we expect another strong week. Keeping the Port of New York and New Jersey fully operational is a shared priority of both our public and private sector partners.  While efforts are being made across the country to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, both the Federal Government through the Department of Homeland Security as well as the Governor’s of New York and New Jersey have affirmed that the maritimeRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey is open and operating under normal conditions amid the unfolding health crisis associated with COVID-19.  Our supply chain partners from the marine terminal operators and longshore labor to truckers and warehouse and distribution center operators are working hard to help sustain our economy and support the 28 million consumers in the local region that are dependent on the Port during this difficult time. The Port is coordinating with our federal, state and local partners, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other emergency andRead More →