The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (the Port Authority) serves as a vital economic engine for the nation’s largest metropolitan area. Established through a bi-state compact in 1921, it is one of the oldest, largest, and most diverse public authorities in the United States in terms of the types of assets within and volume of passengers and cargo moving through the Port District (see map below).
The Port Authority’s port facilities consist of over 3,000 acres of property spread across its primary facilities —
• Port Newark (PN)
• Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal (Elizabeth PAMT)
• Howland Hook Marine Terminal (Howland Hook MT)
• Port Jersey-Port Authority Marine Terminal (Port Jersey PAMT)
• Brooklyn-Port Authority Marine Terminal (Brooklyn PAMT)
The Port of New York and New Jersey (the Port) is the largest containerized cargo port on the East Coast and third largest in North America, serving a local population of over 27 million people. In addition to the Port Authority’s port facilities, the Port includes numerous privately owned dry and liquid bulk terminals, general cargo and barging facilities, cruise terminals, ferry landings, and recreational users, as well as vessel support facilities (such as tie-up berths, marine fueling facilities, and tug support).
The Port Authority is the first public transportation agency in the U.S. to embrace the Paris Climate Agreement – targeting 80% reduction in greenhouse gases reduction by 2050.
The Port Authority will lead by example as it progressively moves to low- and zero-emissions operations across its terminal facilities, including converting to electric port vehicles and equipment at all its facilities, develop pilot programs and initiatives, including potential for continued rollout of hybrid-power and electrified port vehicles and container handling equipment.