Business of Shipping: Improved Infrastructure Leads to Upswing at Port of New York and New Jersey

By Ira Breskin - The Port of New York and New Jersey is enjoying an upswing. That’s the message speakers delivered at the recent 19th annual Port Industry Day. This day-long schmooze fest attracts several hundred attendees who represent a cross-section of this port community. Encouraging was news that marine terminals leased by landlord Port Authority of New York and New … [Read more...]

Cocaine Worth $77 Million Found in Shipping Container Arriving at Port of New York/New Jersey

A joint operation involving the U. S. Customs and Border Protection seized approximately 3,200 pounds of cocaine in what officials said is the largest illicit drugs seizure at the port since 1994.  CBP said the drugs, worth an estimated street value of $77 million, were found inside a shipping container entering the United States on board a ship arriving from South … [Read more...]

Port of New York and New Jersey Surpasses 7 Million TEU in 2018

Port of New York and New Jersey has reported 7 percent growth in 2018, surpassing the 7 million TEU mark for first time in its history, helping maintain its position as busiest port on U.S. East Coast. During 2018, the Port of New York and New Jersey handled 7,179,788 TEUs. The port said cargo growth was bolstered by an 8.2 percent increase in imported goods including … [Read more...]

New Cranes Arrive at APM Terminals in Port of New York and New Jersey

APM Terminals' facility in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey has taken delivery of four giant ship-to-shore gantry cranes to help serve the ever-larger ships calling on the U.S. East Coast. The cranes, which arrived this week aboard a heavy lift ship from China, reach 23 containers across the vessel beam and are part of the facility’s USD $200 million infrastructure investment plan … [Read more...]

Miniature Watchcaps Are The Hardest to Find Christmas Gift This Year

In 2012, Starbucks coffee stores surrounding Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal, the largest container port in the eastern United States, adorned some of their refrigerated beverages with miniature seafarers’ caps. The project, called 1200 TEAny Hats (because the hats topped Starbucks’ TAZO-brand tea bottles), helped SCI reach consumers to talk about the work of mariners who … [Read more...]