The Port is a family of partners, all working together for a common cause. The community that surrounds each of our facilities is part of this family too, because their support makes our success possible. So, when a member of that family is suffering, we all pitch in to help. Last week at the Red Hook Container Terminal, RHCT, President Mike Stamatis and one of its partners, a food importer based in Queens, N. Y., put their heads together when they saw the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the economy and the ability of nearby communities to get fresh food. Redi FreshRead More →

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 Port of New York and New Jersey moved 55,595 containers by rail in February 2020, a 12.2 percent increase over the previous year. This number marks a February best for rail cargo at the Port. February was also a good month for total volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey. A total of 579,124 TEUs (326,370 lifts) were posted in February compared to 585,216 TEUs (332,484 lifts) the previous year. The 1.0 percent decrease in total volume represented the second-best February on record at the Port, bringing the yearly total to 1,196,148 TEUs (675,566 lifts). Imports (TEUs) rose by 1.8 percentRead More →

“Alone we can do little.  Together we can do so much” ~ Helen Keller “Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”  ~ Henry Ford “We may not have it all together but together we have it all.” ~ Common saying “TOGETHER.”  There are dozens and dozens of profound sayings that use the word “together.”  It generates so much power and emotion.  As we face one of the most challenging times in our nation’s history, every day we hear our healthcare, emergency response, government, religious and family leaders remind us: “We are going to get through this together.”  The same isRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey is ready for the future. Our 30-year Port Master Plan lays out a road map that ensures we remain the world’s gateway to the U.S. East Coast and beyond. Through careful planning, we’re creating a more efficient, environmentally-sustainable port that’s capable of meeting our region’s increased needs, withstanding the challenges ahead, and propelling us into the future. See the full video below of the Port Master Plan 2050:Read More →