As the gateway to one of the most concentrated consumer markets in the world, the natural harbor Port of New York and New Jersey is the busiest on the East Coast and third largest in the country. From the first pier in 1659 through the establishment of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 1921, the wooden ships and cargo hooks of the past have now been replaced by computers and a landscape of gantry cranes. In 2017, the Port of New York and New Jersey handled 3,845,424 cargo containers, valued at nearly $200 billion.
Alongside this robust management of shipping operations among 240 miles of channels, the Port Authority also builds, operates and maintains the underlying transit infrastructure, including the Port’s intermodal freight transport ExpressRail, the PATH rapid transit system, Manhattan’s Port Authority Bus Terminal and interstate connections to the New Jersey Turnpike.
OHNY invites you for a summer evening cruise of New York Harbor to learn more the immense scale and complexity of local and global port activity, with special guests Nick Raspanti, External Relations Manager, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; Joshua Nelson, Principal Project Director-Transportation, Hatch Associates; and Ali Sutherland-Brown, Director, Karp Strategies.