On Wednesday, September 2, Port Authority staff hosted the Port of Tokyo’s Metropolitan Trade Mission for the purpose of renewing our sister port agreement on the 35th anniversary of its original execution. The Mission included 14 members and was led by Takashi Takeichi, Director General of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Bureau of Port and Harbor. After welcoming remarks by Molly Campbell, Director of the Port Authority’s Port Commerce Department, Mr. Takeichi and Ms. Stephanie Dawson, the Port Authority’s Acting Chief Operating Officer, executed the renewal agreement on behalf of their respective agencies. This latest renewal essentially replicates the intent of the prior agreements, which isRead More →

From left to right, Hanjin Chief Officer Adam Maria Kukulowicz, Port Authority staff Kevin McGee, the Boston’s captain, Sven Mai and  Hanjin Shipping’s Dang Yi were on hand at the presentation of the plaque.  Captain Sven Mai also received a plaque while  in command of the Hanjin Dallas, sister ship of the Hanjin Boston, during that ship’s inaugural port call to the Port of New York and New Jersey in the fall of 2014. The Hanjin Boston made her inaugural port call to the Port of New York and New Jersey, arriving at Maher Terminals on August 26, 2015. The 7,500 TEU class vessel wasRead More →

Port Cranes At Work

Trade stats released for June 2015 confirmed cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey set a record pace during the first six months of 2015. Volumes were moved 13.4 percent higher than the same period in 2014, which established the previous record. Between January and June of this year, the port handled 3,093,789 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units), compared to 2,727,554 TEUs handled during the same period in 2014. These record volumes have allowed the port to maintain its position as the busiest on the East Coast. Cargo handled by ExpressRail, the Port Authority’s ship-to-rail system serving New York and New JerseyRead More →

containerized map

The Port of New York and New Jersey continued its upward trend for cargo volumes by setting new monthly records in overall volume and rail lifts while trumping last year’s overall volumes for the month of May. Overall lifts for May 2015 were recorded at 322,681, or 12.1 percent better than overall lifts recorded in May 2014. This number sets a new monthly record for the port, which, year-to-date is ahead of 2014 volumes by 11.4 percent. With 162,851 lifts, May’s import loads outperformed import loads in May 2014 by 12.7 percent. Year-to-date import loads lead the same period for 2014 by 11.7 percent. AtRead More →

Mayor Bill de Blasio at the Brooklyn waterfront

Port Authority officials recently joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials to announce an action aimed at revitalizing the Brooklyn waterfront. On June 29, 2015, officials celebrated commencement of a new container-on-barge service between the Port Authority’s Port Newark Container Terminal and the Red Hook Container Terminal in Brooklyn, which should be operational before the end of the summer. This initiative takes places under the auspices of the U.S.  Maritime Administration’s “America’s Marine Highway Program”, a federal initiative to integrate the nation’s 29,000 nautical miles of navigable waterways into the overall U.S. transportation network. Ultimately, container-on-barge service contributes to tangibleRead More →