New York port aims to overhaul LA into top spot

New York port aims to overhaul LA into top spot

In calling for proposals to create a 30-year masterplan for the port, New York has set out its stall to become the United States’ top container port.

Molly Campbell, head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, yesterday said the aim for the east coast port is to surpass Long Beach and Los Angeles on the west coast into top spot among American boxports.

Last year, the east coast port handled 6.4m teu, a growth of 10.4%, placing it less than 2m teu behind leader Los Angeles, which suffered a 1% decline in 2015.

Campbell worked at the Port of Los Angeles for nearly 15 years before taking on her New York posting.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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