Port Report: NY-NJ port readies for No. 2 slot in U.S. container trade

Port Report: NY-NJ port readies for No. 2 slot in U.S. container trade

June 20, 2019 —Freight Waves

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said this week that it is ready to be the second largest port in the U.S., thanks to the completion of the ExpressRail Port Jersey facility at the GCT Bayonne marine terminal. The Port Authority said in a none-too-subtle way that it “bolstered its already lofty ranking” among other U.S. ports with its third on-dock rail yard, joining three other facilities in Elizabeth, Newark and Staten Island. Those facilities, along with $4 billion in capital upgrades and the raising of the Bayonne Bridge, mean the port “is poised to surpass Long Beach and become the nation’s No. 2 busiest cargo port for the first time in more than two decades,” it added.

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