The Ports

As the largest port on the East Coast and the third largest in the US, the Port of New York and New Jersey is a passageway to one of the largest and most important consumer markets in the world.

The port continues to attract larger container ships as a result of the completion of the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project, which raised the clearance under the bridge from 151 feet to 215 feet.

  • Since the bridge project was completed, the port has seen a dramatic increase in the size of vessels calling on the port, with nearly 30 percent of all containerized cargo carried on vessels with the capacity to handle 9,000 or more TEUs – the size vessel that could not transit under the old Bayonne Bridge.
• Trade Statistics for the Port of NY & NJ• NY & NJ Port Library
• Truckers' Resources • Air Cargo
• Monthly Loaded Container Statistics

Drayage Cost Comparison

CITYSUBMARKETCOST PER CONTAINERFROM PORT NEWARK/ELIZABETH
CarlstadtMeadowlands$395.0016.3 miles
SecaucusMeadowlands$395.0012.3 miles
NewarkNewark$300.006 miles
ElizabethLinden / Elizabeth$300.007.4 miles
Port Newark / ElizabethLinden / Elizabeth$300.000 miles
Carteret / Exit 12Carteret / Avenel$395.0016.1 miles
EdisonRoute 287 / Exit 10$350.0026.8 miles
Perth AmboyRoute 287 / Exit 10$425.0022.1 miles
CranburyExit 8A$495.0039.3 miles
RobbinsvilleExit 7A$695.0051.4 miles
Allentown, PALehigh Valley$795.0084.2 miles
Harrisburg, PACentral Pennsylvania$950.00162 miles

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