Marine terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey are extending gates to cope with a cargo logjam stemming from two three-day weeks over the holiday and elevated cargo volumes, due in part to shippers importing goods early to beat now-postponed tariff deadlines.
After all the main terminals closed on Christmas day and New Year’s day, and the day before each holiday, Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) is remaining open until 8 p.m. this week to help clear containers from the terminal. It will be open Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The terminal usually closes at 6 p.m. on weekdays and doesn’t open Saturday.
Maher Terminals, which usually closes on Saturday, was open last Saturday and will open this coming Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. GCT Bayonne has shifted the last time that a trucker doing a double move can enter the gates from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. this week.
Truckers welcomed the gate extensions, saying they had helped the port largely avoid excessive congestion, although there were patches of delays nevertheless.
We are seeing several truckers that are enforcing congestion surcharges for the Port of Elizabeth, NJ. Please contact your representative with any questions you may have regarding cargo arriving at this port.