The port business has made movements in the direction of sustainability as it continues to expand. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has invested in projects to deal with the increase in cargo in a sustainable way in order to expedite cargo movement while reducing the amount truck trips required annually, uncoupling growth from carbon emissions and reducing the number of trucks on the road.
The PANYNJ ‘s ExpressRail System is a comprehensive $600 million rail program comprised of dedicated rail facilities, support track and rail yards for each of the port’s major container terminals to establish direct access to on-dock rail service for its terminals. Facilities include ExpressRail Elizabeth, ExpressRail Newark, and ExpressRail Staten Island.
ExpressRail service now handles more than a third of the cargo that feeds the Eastern Seaboard, with coverage to every major city in the Midwest, Northeast, and Eastern Canada. The service
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