Author: Amanda Kwan

Senior Public Information Officer at The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

In honor of Earth Month, as well as the centennial of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Port Authority is inviting children to participate in a new poster contest with a prize worth hundreds of thousands of views: air time at the agency’s two bus facilities, including the world’s busiest bus terminal. From now until Earth Day on April 22, the Port Authority is accepting submissions of hand-drawn posters to celebrate the link between the region and Planet Earth through the physical connections made via the agency’s vehicular crossings and two bus facilities. From now until…

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Millions of people celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday each year, with countries having varied traditions and celebrations reflective of their culture and even names for the holiday itself. On mainland China, it’s known as the Spring Festival. In Vietnam, it’s Tết; Seollal in South Korea, and Losar in Tibet. While millions take a weeks-long break, what happens in the Asian factories producing goods that make up most household items in the United States? The supply chains for the majority of U.S. businesses are directly linked to Asian factory production, largely in China. In early 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic forced millions to stay home, nearly…

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The seaport saw new record highs of incoming cargo shipments in the past few months due to an unusual confluence of once-in-a-century events: the impact of a global pandemic, diminishing stock, higher than expected retail demand and seasonal spending for the holiday season, highlighted by the arrival of the largest cargo vessel ever to serve any U.S. East Coast port. Among the more than 2 million shipping containers processed by the seaport in August and September were thousands of containers of refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, wines, and furniture – just a sample of the most popular products destined for warehouses across the…

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