The Port of New York and New Jersey continued its streak of record-setting months through the first quarter of 2019. In March the Port moved 585,098 TEUs (333,688 lifts) compared to 572,576 TEUs (327,096 lifts) in March of 2018. This number represents a 2.2 percent increase over the record set the previous year, and the most ever recorded for the month of March. The increase brought the year’s cargo total to an all-time record of approximately 1,800,000 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) during the first quarter of 2019, which represents a 6.7 percent increase over the same period in 2018. Import loads for the month ofRead More →

Cashless tolling is now in place at the Outerbridge Crossing. Cash payments are no longer accepted. Trucks using the Outerbridge Crossing must pay tolls using the E-ZPass tag or Tolls by Mail. All special (permit) loads-overweight and oversized trucks-must receive a PAPD escort at the Outerbridge Crossing. Cashless tolling works by scanning the E-ZPass tag mounted on a vehicle’s windshield and then charging the toll to the passholder’s account. Vehicles without E-ZPass tags also pass seamlessly through toll points without stopping using Tolls by Mail. Instead of having passes scanned, license plates are photographed and bills are mailed to registered owners to be paid online,Read More →

Director Sam Ruda takes over East Coast’s largest port at time when cargo volumes continue at record levels; New director tasked with driving continued growth and implementing visionary Port Master Plan, a strategic blueprint to deal with continuing growth over the next 30 years; Bethann Rooney, a 26-year Port Authority veteran, assumes new role as deputy director with oversight responsibility for overall port operations The Port Authority today announced that Sam Ruda, the Port Department’s interim director for the past five months, has been named its new director. Mr. Ruda – who came to the Port Authority in 2015 after a 29-year career in transportation,Read More →

February numbers show record container volume continues to move through the Port of New York and New Jersey. Total volume rose to 585,216 TEUs (332,484 lifts) compared to 521,921 TEUs (298,199 lifts) in February 2018, a 12.1 percent increase that brought the year-to-February total to 1,207,747 TEUs.  Import loads (TEUs) increased in February by 7.6 percent compared to the previous year while export loads showed a slight decrease, dropping by 2.9 percent for February 2019 compared to February 2018. Import loads for the same period totaled 295,523 TEUs (167,492 lifts) versus 274,638 TEUs (156,413 lifts) in February 2018. Export loads (TEUs) for February included 113,358 TEUsRead 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 →