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 →

The vibrant waterways of New York and New Jersey are a source for hundreds of thousands of jobs, and more than 58 percent of firms, according to the 2019 Shared Harbor Survey, are looking for employees. Ongoing education and training are essential for employees and employers of the maritime transportation, logistics, and distribution (TLD) industry, and the New York and New Jersey region offers a diverse collection of educational opportunities. Skill gaps make it difficult for employers to identify the right talent New programs developed by two Council on Port Performance Workforce Development partners, Union County College and NJMEP,  provide clear pathways into the TLDRead More →

Press Release A transportation, logistics and distribution job fair, sponsored by the Port of New York and New Jersey’s Council on Port Performance, will be held on Friday, November 8.  The fair will provide job seekers living in and around the New York and New Jersey region with the opportunity to connect with industry representatives and business partners whose cargo transits the port facilities. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Union County College, Kellogg Building 5th floor, Room K 519, 40 West Jersey Street, Elizabeth, NJ.  Among the approximately 30 transportation, logistics and distribution employers participating  will be: CareerWorksRead More →

Nearly every part of our consumer lives is impacted by the men and women who keep the Port of New York & New Jersey humming. Through various jobs in the massive transportation, logistics, and distribution (TLD) network, they move goods from around the world to their destination: store shelves where consumers buy them. Without a robust workforce, the flow of goods to the marketplace would not happen and economies would suffer.     On April 5, the men and women who work at ports throughout the western hemisphere will be celebrated for their contributions, as part of the American Association of Port Authorities Western Hemisphere Ports Day,Read More →