Port of New York and New Jersey
The largest port (approx. 3000 acres) on the east coast serving 136 million people. They usually own or long-term lease their space.
- 95% of consumer goods come in on ships
- 84% cargo leaves by truck
- 16% leaves by rail
- 100 billion industry
- 500,000 peripheral jobs
- 200,000 direct jobs
Largest export: Scrap metal (mostly to Asia /Turkey where reconstituted)
2nd largest export: Scrap paper from recycling(most toilet paper from overseas - from recycled paper)
@portNYNJ help ships move to clean energy by replacing motors + facilitating cargo handling transition to electric (note:
Salt water and electric don’t mix. Super storm Sandy brought 11 foot swells of salt water that completely shut down the port.
All 76 motors had to be cleaned, baked and lubrictaed)
@UPS just created 1 million square-foot space in Bayonne NJ.
The plan is to float cargo across the channel and distribute to alternate delivery methods other than trucks for local area
#climateweeknyc #portauthoritynynj #sustainableshipping #openhousenyc #circlelinecruise