Celebrating the TLD Workforce on Western Hemisphere Ports Day

Celebrating the TLD Workforce on Western Hemisphere Ports Day

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, themed “Celebrate Our Workforce.” Here at home, the Port of New York & New Jersey is highlighting members of its workforce with a series called Port Careers Spotlight and upcoming job career day events. Both initiatives celebrate and promote high-quality jobs in various industries and diverse positions.  

As the largest port on the U.S. East Coast and third largest in the nation, the port supports about 229,000 direct and 400,000 indirect jobs from terminal operators and trucking companies to warehouse and distribution centers. Key job areas include warehousing/distribution, customs brokers and freight forwards, freight railroads, banking and insurance, trucking, government inspections, terminal management, terminal gate operations, ocean carriers, container crane operators, and longshoremen.  

To learn more about some of the high-impact careers at the Port of New York & New Jersey, we interviewed members of the Port workforce about their careers and the rewarding aspects of their roles.  Watch these interviews for more information. 

Port Operations Supervisor

Ashley is Port Operations Supervisor for the Port Authority’s New Jersey Marine Terminals. She is a member of the 299,000-plus direct jobs that keep goods flowing through our port and into the homes of consumers. As a vital member of the port workforce, Ms. Davis says: “I find my position very rewarding because I feel that what I do has a direct impact and influence on the movement of goods though the region.”     

Marine Operations Manager

Principal Transportation Manager


Upcoming Career Events 

Rewarding Careers in Newark’s Backyard

Friday, April 26, 2019, 9am-12pm 

Newark Public Library, 5 Washington Street, 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07101 

Event is open to the public. No RSVP required. 

2019 Career Awareness Event for High School Students

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 10am-2pm 

Cape Liberty Cruise Port, 4 Port Terminal Blvd., Bayonne, NJ 07002 

Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 1, 2019