Hatch to develop 30-year port master plan for Port Authority of New York New Jersey

December 20, 2016

New York City, NY — Hatch is proud to announce it has been chosen to develop a long-term port master plan for the Port Authority of New York New Jersey (PANYNJ), the most comprehensive plan in the port’s recent history. The strategy will span all PANYNJ port facilities, deploying Hatch’s considerable ports and urban solutions expertise to guide development of the infrastructure hub’s 3,000-plus acres of cargo-related property over the next 30-plus years.

“This is a flagship project for Hatch and will be key for PANYNJ as it seeks to improve the everyday flow of freight and cargo through the region and strive to meet increasing volume demand,” Damon Jericho, Hatch’s project manager comments. “Over the next 18 months, we will work to identify opportunities to maximize land use, improve operational efficiency, and increase revenue for the Port Authority.”

The volume of cargo entering the New York metropolitan area is growing in part due to post-Panamax ships with greater carrying capacity and increased rerouting between ports on both Atlantic and Pacific coasts. PANYNJ is looking to define a growth strategy that addresses major issues facing the region, such as increasing population density, heavily trafficked regional road and rail networks, and consumer trends that favor short-distance and high-frequency delivery of goods.

The 30-year plan will examine the port’s six container terminals as well as its auto, bulk/break-bulk, cruise, and adjacent real estate holdings. Hatch’s experience in delivering large, multisector, infrastructure projects will be leveraged in order to provide comprehensive, future-forward solutions to meet the port’s existing challenges and drive growth.

Work on the plan began in November 2016, and is being led and executed out of Hatch’s recently opened office in New York City.

For more information, please contact:

Sian Llewellyn

Urban Solutions, Planning and Advisory

Tel: +1 510 390-9472 x343813

Email: media@hatch.com

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