Newark: It's Your Move

Newark: It's Your Move

Port Newark

Port Newark

The Facts:

  • Third largest port in the nation
  • Principal container ship facility for goods entering and leaving the northeastern quadrant of North America
  • Moves over $100 billion in goods annually
  • Offers easy access to the New Jersey Turnpike and EWR
  • Businesses around the Port support more than 230,000 jobs representing $12 billion in annual wages

Port Newark, which operates as one fully integrated marine terminal with the adjacent Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal, is the largest seaport on the East Coast of North America. A gateway to the most concentrated and affluent consumer market in the world, the port also ranks as the third largest port in the nation in terms of volume and the second largest in terms of value.   The port has seen a 65% increase in traffic volume in recent years and handled $149 billion in goods in 2006.  The amount of cargo passing through the port is expected to double by 2020.

With some of the most productive, high-volume cargo operations in the world, the seaport handles every type of cargo imaginable – containers, automobiles, liquid and dry bulk, breakbulk and specialized cargo.  The port boasts deep-water ship berths and wharves, 54 container cranes, direct rail access by NS and CSX for tank cars and box cars, an interim rail terminal for containerized cargo and 3 million square feet of buildings.  The entire complex is part of Foreign Trade Zone No.  49.

A wide selection of freight forwarders, brokers, financial firms, export packers and other service providers assist with the logistics needs of any shipper, so the port provides fast and efficient access to the 80 million consumers in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, as well as the growing markets beyond.

Plans are in the works for billions of dollars of improvements at the seaport, including larger cranes, expanded rail yard facilities, deeper channels and expanded wharves.  Brick City Development Corporation is also working with the city, Port Authority and industry representatives to craft a comprehensive strategy for the redevelopment of at least 250 acres of vacant or unproductive industrial land adjacent to the port.

Port Authority Began Operation — 1948

Size — 930 Acres

Berthing Space — 23,600 Linear Feet

Channel Depth — 40 Feet

Rail Access — CSX, NS, ExpressRail


Some Major Companies at the Port:



Maher Terminals

Port Newark Container Terminal

New York Container Terminal




Port Authority of New York & New Jersey


Contact Us: Victor Emenuga Chief Executive Officer (973) 273-1040