Port NY/NJ Update after Hurricane “Sandy”

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports the following update on conditions at its transportation facilities


The Port Authority’s maritime facilities are closed until further notice.

Port Authority staff and engineers remain on site at all Port Authority facilities to inspect conditions, assess damage, and perform repair work.  New York Remains closed to vessel traffic.  USCG, Army Corp of Engineers and National Oceanographic Center continue to survey waterways and terminals.

The Captain of the Port (COTP) has established priorities for waterway

1. Oil carriers.
2. Passenger vessels
3. Cargo vessels

Please be advised that the Port will remain closed Today and Friday.


NOAA and US Army Corps of Engineers are in the process of surveying channels to ascertain any underwater obstructions. Waterside access to the Port’s channels is restricted by US Coast Guard until the surveys and any remediation actions are completed. It is anticipated that the surveys will be completed by this weekend.


All terminals sustained damage to varying degrees. They are in the process of assessing damage to cargo and equipment on terminal. Power has not yet been restored and once it is restored the terminals can assess the operating capabilities of their equipment. Estimated time line for restoration of power is at earliest this weekend.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

CBP is assessing functionality of portable equipment presently on terminal and will test once electricity is restored. Customs exams stations (CES) are currently reviewing their operational status.

Rail Service

Rail service to and from the Port remains suspended. Rail carriers are in process of assessing any damage to their lines in the area impacted by Hurricane Sandy.


We will provide further updates as warranted.