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After this weekends BBQ and fireworks you won’t want to miss out on the Working Harbor Committee’s signature Sunset Hidden Harbor Tour® Port Newark. Go behind the scenes of the bustling Port of NY & NJ for an exciting adventure!


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Next Thursday, 9 July from 6-8PM, enjoy a 2-hour tour with Guest Speakers Lucy Ambrosino, Port of New York & New Jersey and Capt. Margaret Flanagan, Maritime Operations, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.


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Get an insider’s view of the 3rd largest port in the nation, where container ships dock and unload their goods from around the world. See how the working harbor really works and learn about what all those ships and tugs. See giant container terminals, oil docks, dry dock repair, and more!


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Learn about how floating dry docks work; the history of the Robbins Reef Lighthouse; tug boat yards, the 9/11 Teardrop Memorial; the Bayonne Bridge and it’s connection to the Panama Canal Expansion Project, and more from our expert narrators – plus, the chance to get an epic selfie at sunset with Lady Liberty.


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The 2-hour, fully narrated boat tour departs at 6:00pm sharp. Boarding begins at 5:30pm from Pier 11 Wall Street in Manhattan located on South St. between Wall St. & Gouverneur Lane. Snack bar on board.

Tickets: $30; $25 seniors

For group sale rates, email For more information about tickets & additional tours visit

Hope to see you onboard. I’ll be on the bow!

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey handled a record 3.3 million cargo containers in 2014, an increase of 5.6% from the previous year. []

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The Port of New York-New Jersey continues to be the busiest port on the East Coast, handling 30% of the market.

ExpressRail Elizabeth intermodal rail terminal – Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. Photo AAPA via gCaptain


ExpressRail, the Port Authority’s ship-to-rail system, also set a record this year. Up 9.3% from 2013, the ExpressRail facility handled a whopping 465,405 containers last year.

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Automakers have shifted vehicle transport to the Ports of Baltimore and Philadelphia in recent years causing vehicle shipment volumes to take a fall last year, down 12.8% to less than 400,000 vehicles from 2013.

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: “Our port is continuing to reap the benefits of an uptick in the economy, which has resulted in the hiring of more dockworkers and economic growth for the region,” Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye said in a statement.

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Foye said the port authority is “equally proud of the efforts put forth by all of our terminal operators, the Waterfront Commission and the ILA workers who have all stepped to the plate and allowed us to efficiently handle this record level of cargo.” Read more from here…

by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee, hat tip to WHC member Charles Smith.




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