As the New York-New Jersey region reopens, the continued operations at the Port of New York and New Jersey are proving to be a major driver in the ability of regional businesses to restart commerce quickly and smoothly. Even through the worst of the pandemic, when the region became an early national epicenter of this public health crisis, the Port remained open and fully operationally thanks to quick coordination with government and Port partners to deem supply chain operations essential and to implement health and safety protocols so that the Port workforce felt safe while performing their essential duties. In particular, the automotive trade, whichRead More →

As our region continues to navigate the phased reopening guidelines, the Port of New York and New Jersey remains integral in the movement of cargo needed to combat COVID-19. In a recent podcast interview with Inbound Logistics, the Port Authority’s Port Deputy Director, Beth Rooney and General Manager of Business Development and Industry Relations, Robert “Bob” LaMura discuss the adjustments made across facilities as operations continued throughout the pandemic. Both give insight into the significance of frequent communication with Port partners as the focal point of crisis management.  Listen to the full podcast below:Read More →

The completion of CSX Transportation’s DeWitt Rail Yard modernization project offers the potential for the Port of New York and New Jersey to further its goal of moving more freight through its $600 million ExpressRail on-dock rail system. The Port of New York and New Jersey has seen a significant increase in the share of rail cargo to 17 percent of overall volumes as a result of the ExpressRail network expansion, including four operational facilities. The DeWitt modernization project is designed to lower shipping costs and make the region’s commodities more competitive. The enhanced rail yard in Syracuse, operated by CSX Transportation, will provide weekdayRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey is open for business and fully operational despite the COVID-19 health crisis. Sam Ruda, Port Director, provides updates on the Port and expounds upon dedicated efforts to aiding millions of Americans through the movement of cargo. In this video segment, serving as the second installment of our three-part series, Sam details information on the following key pillars: coordinated efforts with our port partners organizational adjustments made to ensure the movement of cargo and sharing of best practices with Port Authorities both nationally and globally. For more information visit www.portnynj.com to learn more about how to stay connectedRead More →

Cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey declined in May, a result linked to the global pandemic. Total volume for May 2020 was 537,412 TEUs (304,132 lifts) versus 643,706 TEUs (366,366 lifts) in May 2019, a 16.5 percent decrease. The loss brings our year through May total to 2,854,319 TEUs (1,616,608 lifts). Imports for May totaled 267,008 TEUs (152,380 lifts) versus 341,943 TEUs (194,298 lifts) in May 2019, a 21.9 percent decrease. For the period of January through May 2020, imports at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached 1,452,122 TEUs (820,006 lifts) compared to 1,550,462 TEUs (879,671 lifts) in the same period of 2019,Read More →