The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is responsible for planning, administering, constructing, operating, and maintaining port infrastructure for the transportation network of the Port of Newark and the bi-state region.
The Port of Newark/Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal is the home of three modern container terminals served by ExpressRail, an on-dock-rail facility that serves over nine hectares of warehouse space, seven distribution buildings, an auto preparation center, and many terminal buildings.
In 2008, the Port of Newark handled a total of 88.9 million tons of cargo, including almost 67.4 million tons of imports and over 21.5 million tons of exports. The Port of Newark handled more than 33.6 million tons of ocean-borne general cargo and almost 55.3 million tons of ocean-borne bulk cargo. Cargoes through the Port of Newarkincluded more than 5.2 million TEUs of containerized cargo and over one million motor vehicles (including nearly 654.7 thousand imports and 376.8 thousand exports).
The Port of Newark/Elizabeth contains more than 900 hectares of maritime property that includes over 90 on-site businesses and almost 12.5 kilometers of berthing space. The Port of Newark serves about 3700 vessels a year carrying some 2.5 million containers.
The primary imported commodities moving through the Port of Newark in TEUs include furniture, women's and infants' apparel, and beer and ale. The major exported commodities moving through the Port of Newark in TEUs include paper, carbon, crepe, automobiles, and mixed metal scrap. The Port of Newark/Elizabeth handled bulk cargoes that include scrap metal and steel, petroleum, salt, cement, and edible liquid oils.
The over 71-hectare Port of Newark Container Terminal contains over 1.1 kilometers of berthing space with alongside depths from 12.2 to 15.2 meters. Intermodal facilities in the Port of Newark include rail service adjacent to the terminal with daily connections through CSX Corporation. The terminal includes maintenance and repair facilities for containers and 350 fixed ground reefer outlets.
The Port of Newark's APM Terminal handles containers on its 142-hectare site that includes more than 1.8 kilometers of berths with alongside depths from 13.7 to 15.2 meters. Intermodal services include on-dock rail operations adjacent to the terminal, ExpressRail Elizabeth, and daily double-stack tran service to Canada, the West Coast, and Florida. This Port of Newark terminal includes complete on-site maintenance and repair facilities and 1278 reefer outlets.
The Maher Terminal in the Port of Newark handles containers on a 180-hectare site with over three kilometers of berthing space with alongside depths from 13.7 to 15.2 meters. Intermodal services include on-dock double-stack service to the west, Midwest, New England, and Canada. The Port of Newark's Maher Terminal also offers 990 reefer outlets and on-site maintenance and repair service.
The Port of Newark's Global Terminal handles containers, roll-on/roll-off, and heavy lift cargoes. The terminal covers 39.7 hectares and includes 549 meters of berthing space with alongside depth of 13.1 meters. The terminal is ner ExpressRail Staten Island and ExpressRail Elizabeth. This Port of Newark terminal offers a total of 428 reefer slots, including 212 wheeled plugs and 216 stacked plugs.
The Port of Newark and the Port of New York combined lead the country in automobile exports and imports. Handling a total of more than 930 thousand vehicles in 2007, the terminals are located at the Auto Marine Terminal in Jersey City and the Port of Newark/Elizabeth Marine Terminal. The total terminal area is 148 hectares, and the docks have seven berths with alongside depths from 9.8 to 12.2 meters. Several vehicle processors serve these Port of Newark terminals including WWL Vehicle Services Americas Inc., FAPS Inc., and Toyota Motor Logistics Center Inc. BMW Port Jersey Preparation Center has a 10-hectare facility at the Port of Newark's Auto Marine Terminal in Jersey City.