Beach Scene

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is pleased to announce the completion of the 2014 Update to the Clean Air Strategy for the Port of New York & New Jersey. The 2014 Strategy Update is now available online on the Port Authority’s Environmental Initiatives webpage. Port Commerce Director Rick Larrabee underscores the importance of the Clean Air Strategy noting, “The Port is an economic engine for the region providing numerous jobs with good wages, as well as substantial tax revenues.  The challenge we face is how to accommodate port growth, with all its economic benefits, and still protect and improve the environment,Read More →

Port Authority Portfolio BLOG

“Portfolio,” a new blog by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, was launched on April 28 and will spotlight the largely unknown but critical role that transportation infrastructure plays in the region. The blog, available at, will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the Port Authority’s airports, six tunnels and bridges, port facilities, and the PATH rail system to enhance the public’s general knowledge, interest, and understanding about Port Authority facilities. Through vintage photographs and stories from the Port Authority archives, the blog will highlight the role the agency has played for almost a century in shaping the New York metropolitan region.Read More →

Hanjin Shenzen

In a new study of the economic impacts of United States seaports on the nation economy, including those of the Port of New York and New Jersey, the evidence is overwhelming: seaports deliver prosperity. An updated report of the benefits that U.S. ports contribute to the prosperity of the nation was released on April 21 at the American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2015 Spring Conference meeting in Washington, D.C. There, Dr. John Martin, president of Lancaster, Pa.-based Martin Associates, a leading provider of economic and strategic assessments of the world” transportation systems, debuted his firm” 2014 National Economic Impact of the U.S. Coastal PortRead More →

Staff from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey presented a plaque to Captain Ho Lee, Master of the Hanjin Shenzhen, to commemorate the vessel’s inaugural port call at Global Terminals on Thursday, April 23, 2015. The Shenzhen is part of the Vessel Sharing Agreement with United Arab Shipping of Atlanta, GA; China Ocean Shipping Company of Montvale, NJ; and CMA-CGM of East Rutherford, NJ. Hanjin is headquartered in Paramus, NJ. The IMU Service (India/Mediterranean/USA, also known as the MINA Service) calls ports in India, Pakistan, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, and Spain, offering weekly first port of call service to the PortRead More →

WTW anniversary button

Two organizations and one individual from the Port of New York and New Jersey will receive awards at a breakfast ceremony to be held May 11, 2015 as part of World Trade Week. The keynote speaker at this event will be Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company. Now in its 10th year, World Trade Week is part of an annual celebration of international trade observed by business and trade-related organizations across the United States. According to the website for World Trade Week NYC, its mission is “to promote the importance of international trade to the New York City metropolitan economy. New YorkersRead More →