The latest session of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s 30-Year Port Master Plan group met in October at the Christopher Columbus Conference Room at the offices of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), 2 Montgomery Street, Newark, NJ. The meeting brought together select individuals representing federal, state, and local agencies to workshop key ideas and strive to resolve challenges.
Following a welcome address from Charles Bontempo, Senior Program Manager of the Port Department, speakers included Doug Hansen of Ceres Global, who addressed maritime cargo demand and vessel trends; Susanne DesRoches of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, who addressed climate change and sea level rise; Emmet McCann of Oaktree Capital, who discussed financial performance; George Thomas of Hatch, who spoke about technology penetration; and Charlie Cunningham from the PANYNJ, who gave a presentation on landside Transportation Capacity.
A breakout table discussions followed, featuring three tables, which were each assigned different topics designed to elicit feedback and dialogue pertinent to the Master Plan. Topics included:
- Landside Transportation Capacity & Facility Capacity;
- Landside Transportation Capacity; and
- Physical Boundaries, Climate Change & Sea Level Rise.
Following group breakouts, participants reconvened and shared a short summary of their discussions at each table. These discussions are summarized in the following section, alongside larger themes heard across the tables.
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