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.
|CITY||SUBMARKET||COST PER CONTAINER||FROM PORT NEWARK/ELIZABETH|
|Elizabeth||Linden / Elizabeth||$300||7.4 miles|
|Port Newark / Elizabeth||Linden / Elizabeth||$300||0 miles|
|Carteret / Exit 12||Carteret / Avenel||$395||16.1 miles|
|Edison||Route 287 / Exit 10||$350||26.8 miles|
|Perth Amboy||Route 287 / Exit 10||$425||22.1 miles|
|Cranbury||Exit 8A||$495||39.3 miles|
|Robbinsville||Exit 7A||$695||51.4 miles|
|Allentown, PA||Lehigh Valley||$795||84.2 miles|
|Harrisburg, PA||Central Pennsylvania||$950||162 miles|