Container vessels calling the Port of New York and New Jersey are getting larger and we are serving more of these larger vessels each year.  Just this past weekend we welcomed the CMA CGM Brazil, a 15,072 TEU vessel and the largest to ever call the US East Coast.  One third of the total container volume in the Port through July was shipped on a vessel with a capacity of 10,000 TEU or more. Just three years ago when the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project was completed, less than seven percent of all container volume in the Port was transported on a 10,000 TEU or largerRead More →

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 →

Volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey rose across the board in July compared to the previous month. The effects of COVID-19 impacted June’s total volume numbers, but July’s total volume increased to 607,463 TEUs (342,124 lifts) compared to 511,306 TEUs (290,454 lifts) in June. July’s total volume numbers show an 8.4 percent decrease compared to July 2019, which had 662,994 TEUs (376,135 lifts). July’s numbers bring our year to date total to 3,973,088 TEUs (2,249,186 lifts). Imports for July totaled 328,864 TEUs (184,667 lifts) versus 338,728 TEUs (191,691 lifts) in July 2019, a 2.9 percent decrease. For January through July 2020,Read More →

Recently, the Port of New York and New Jersey took steps toward ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable New York Harbor by helping move 15 million baby oysters from a waterfront seeding facility at the Brooklyn Port Authority Marine Terminal to their new underwater home at the mouth of the Bronx River. A Port Authority tenant, Red Hook Container Terminal (RHCT), donated space and four retrofitted shipping containers, each filled with 9,000 gallons of seawater and oyster racks, to carefully transport the precious cargo as part of a Billion Oyster Project (BOP) initiative. The baby oysters were transported by barge to five new acres of oysterRead 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 →