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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has issued a request for proposals (PDF download) – calling for a 30-year master plan for the Port of NY/NJ to help boost cargo volumes and revenues.

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With sights set on surpassing the ports of LA and Long Beach to become the nation’s top import and export facility, the PA aims to make our port more attractive to large ships by configuring port facilities to handle increasing volumes with maximum efficiency.

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In 2015, port terminals in NY/NJ handled 6.4 million TEUs compared to Long Beach’s 7.2 million and 8.2 million TEUs handled by Los Angeles.

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

 

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Record annual cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey in 2015 are up by more than 10% over the record set in 2014. What’s more, there has been a 33% reduction in port emissions since 2006.

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Two consecutive years of record port growth have resulted in more jobs and increased economic activity.

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MM&D: The port handled 6,371,720 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) (or 3,664,013 cargo containers) in 2015, an increase of 10.4 percent over the previous record set in 2014.

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ExpressRail, the Port Authority’s ship-to-rail system serving New York and New Jersey marine terminals, also set a new record, handling 522,244 containers for an increase of 12.2 percent over the previous annual record set in 2014.

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On the labor front, 181 new longshoremen, 44 checkers and 62 mechanics were hired in 2015 to work at port facilities, supplementing the 568 dockworkers hired in 2014 for a total of 855 new dockworkers over the last two years. Read more from MM&D here…

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

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