The Port of New York & New Jersey

The Port of New York & New Jersey is a very important port in the United States shipping industry. Comprised of areas in the five boroughs of New York City, and the northeastern cities of New Jersey, this is one of the largest harbors in the World. The Port of New York & Jersey is the busiest port at the US East Coast, with nearly 40% of all East Coast trade originating from that port. There is a good chance that if you are shipping to the East Coast, it might go to this port. The four terminals there include Howland Hook Marine Terminal, Port Jersey Marine Terminal, Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal and Red Hook Marine Terminal. There are also numerous freight forwarders that exist in the tri-state area of the port.

In the past summer, the Port of New York & New Jersey has been in the news, for reasons that were not positive. Trucks arriving at the port to pick up cargo were delayed and had to sit through lines that lasted hours. Sometimes, the wait time continued after the terminals gates closed, even after the gate times were extended. There were also delays during the winter, but that stemmed from the weather conditions of that season. Delays at the Port of New York & New Jersey can impact those who depend on ocean freight shipping. The Port of New York & New Jersey is now working on a task force to try to fix the delays.