Rick Larrabee

Rick Larrabee came to The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey following a storied career in the U.S. Coast Guard. His experience as a Rear Admiral surely informed his style of leadership. Over the past 15 years, with consummate vision and integrity, Rick successfully steered the Port of New York and New Jersey into the 21st century. His proactive approach to environmental stewardship, asset management, infrastructure modernization, and collaboration with industry partners have set a new standard for public service. Among Rick’s recent accomplishments, the Port Authority’s Port Commerce Department helped establish the Council on Port Performance. This forward-thinking body brings together theRead More →

March 2015 volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey beat volumes logged in the previous month by 25.5 percent (with 559,264 TEUs handled in March 2015 compared to 445,285 TEUs handled in February 2015). March 2015 volumes also compared favorably to the same month in the previous year. The port handled 484,339 TEUs in March 2014, creating a 15.5 percent boost from this perspective. Port officials say these gains were driven largely by import loads, which rose 23 percent year-over-year to 287,777 TEUs, and export empties, up 28.6 percent year-over-year to 145,436 TEUs. ExpressRail also set a record. The Port Authority’s ship-to-railRead More →

Green Fleet Example

The Port Authority’s continued investment in one of the nation’s greenest vehicle fleets has earned the agency another award. In April, the agency made Government Fleet magazine’s 2015 list of 50 Leading Fleets. Inclusion on the 2015 list marks the second year in a row that the Port Authority has been so honored. Initiated in 2014 and sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, the Leading Fleets award recognizes operations that are performing at a high level, particularly in fleet leadership, competitiveness and efficiency, future planning, and overcoming challenges. The 50 Leading Fleets represent the best in the industry and the Port Authority fleet has receivedRead More →

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 portfolio.panynj.gov, 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 →