::Port of New York and New Jersey


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Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal on the Newark Bay is the busiest container terminal on the East Coast of the United States

The Port of New York and New Jersey is the port district of the New York-Newark metropolitan area, encompassing the region within approximately a {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} radius of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. It includes the system of navigable waterways in the estuary along {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} of shoreline in the vicinity of New York City and northeastern New Jersey, as well as the region's airports and supporting rail and roadway distribution networks.

Considered one of the largest natural harbors in the world,<ref name="nysm_wwii">"Port in a Storm: The Port of New York in World War II", Joseph F. Meany Jr. & al., NY State Museum, 1992-1998.</ref> the port is by tonnage the third largest in the United States and the busiest on the East Coast.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

The port is the nation's top gateway for international flights and its busiest center for overall passenger and air freight flights. There are two foreign-trade zones (FTZ) within the port: FTZ 1, the first in the nation, established in 1937, on the New York side of the port; and FTZ 49, on the New Jersey side.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

In 2010, 4,811 ships entered the harbor carrying over 32.2 million metric tons of cargo valued at over $175 billion.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=citation }}</ref> The port handled $208 billion in shipping cargo in 2011. In 2014, the port handled 3,342,286 containers and 393,931 automobiles.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

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Port of New York and New Jersey sections
Intro  Geography  History  Jurisdiction and regulation  Cargo infrastructure  Cruise terminals and ferries  Lights and lighthouses  Land reclamation and ocean dumping  Tourism and recreation  Economy  See also  References  External links  

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