Sam Ruda will move from deputy port director to interim port director, as Molly Campbell leaves top port job to accept prestigious fellowship with Harvard University’s Advanced Leadership Initiative in 2019 The Port Authority announced today that Sam Ruda, who joined the Port Authority in 2017 after a 25-year career in transportation that included 12 years in senior management at the Port of Portland, will be the agency’s new interim port director, effective Monday, Oct. 29. The bi-state agency has initiated a national search for a permanent director. Currently the department’s deputy director of business development and strategy, Mr. Ruda has provided the Port DepartmentRead More →

On Monday, July 16th, the Port of New York and New Jersey’s Port of Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) unveiled its new state-of-the-art gate system which optimizes the customer experience and creates a more efficient flow. Through technological enhancements including optical character recognition (OCR) devices, upgraded weigh in motion machines, heightened security measures allowing for TWIC proxy reads; trucker turn times will be reduced by more than 25%. This strategic effort is a part of a much larger $500 million expansion plan focused on enhancing the capabilities of the terminal. The launch of the new gate system completes the first step in the expansion and increasesRead More →

The Trump administration’s recent imposition of tariffs on certain goods means that importers may need higher bond amounts to comply with the higher tariff rates. The tariffs, which include the section 232 tariff applied to steel and aluminum imports and the section 301 tariff applied to goods imported from China, increase the amount of duties payable by importers. Since Customs Border Protection (CBP) determines sufficiency of continuous bonds through duties, taxes, and fees on a rolling 12-month basis, it’s crucial for importers to understand the new tariff changes and adhere to CBP’s requirements to avoid bond insufficiency. Having an insufficient bond can lead to cargoRead More →

Improved productivity, cost savings, and environmentally smart. Those are just a few benefits of new state-of-the-art gate technology available at several container terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey. As the third largest port in the U.S., handling about 3.8 million containers per year, predominately to a local market, the efficiency and productivity of drayage truck operations are critical to the port. Each of the port’s major container terminals (APM Terminals, GCT Bayonne, GCT New York, Maher Terminal, Port Newark Container Terminal and Red Hook Container Terminal) is using or installing innovative technology at the inbound and outbound gate complexes to helpRead More →

Build your workforce by connecting with qualified candidates seeking employment within the transportation, logistics and distribution (TLD) industry. Join more than 25 other registered TLD businesses on October 4th to fulfill your employment needs with a diverse group of job seekers eager to make an impact. Take advantage of the opportunity to maximize exposure, educate attendees on potential career paths, and share information on the significance of the TLD industry. The event is free to all companies looking to participate as vendors and will be provided with tables, chairs, and refreshments. Register today by emailing TLDjobexpo@panynj.gov. Event details are as follows: When:  October 4th, 2018Read More →