Long-range master plan for Port of New York and New Jersey

Strategic port master planning for the next 30 years

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) | USA | 2016-2019

Principal maritime gateway for eastern United States and Canada
6,251,953 TEU (with 540,149 rail lifts) was PANYNJ's 2016 throughput
30-year master plan for better revenue, land use, and operational efficiency


  • Globally, we are entering a new phase of maritime commerce, with a growing demand for larger vessels, increased efficiency, and sustainable operating regimes at terminals throughout the world.
  • PANYNJ embarked on the development of a 30-year port master plan, identifying areas for improved operations, alternative revenue streams, and optimizing PANYNJ-owned land.
  • The overall scope included a detailed review of existing facilities, analysis of maritime and non-maritime cargos, and capacity analysis of port facilities.
  • Developing a long-range master plan establishes a road map for using port property over the next 30 years, including short- and medium-term plans and associated implementation strategies.



  • Conducted an existing facility assessment, including high-level inventory of assets and land uses, environmental compliance, and financial benchmarking, to develop metrics for revenue generation, opportunities, and constraints.
  • Ensured stakeholder outreach to federal, state, and local officials and agencies, industry representatives, community groups, shippers, and operators.
  • Performed market analysis, including industry trends and market forecasts for all cargo types, energy market assessment, warehousing and distribution-center trends, and location decision making.
  • Analyzed capacity, including an infrastructure assessment for short-, medium-, and long-term throughput forecasts and identify regional transportation infrastructure (road, rail, highway, bridge, etc.) constraints.
  • Developed a master plan, identifying alternatives for growth, development, and increased efficiency at PANYNJ-owned facilities over the next 30 years.



  • Hatch is collaborating with PANYNJ, developing new project vision and mission statements to implement the master plan and move the port facilities forward into the next era.
  • The master plan will incorporate and build upon current PANYNJ sustainability and resiliency initiatives.
  • Plan addresses adaptation to climate change, sea levels rising, and emission reduction regulations that are expected to evolve over the next 15 years.
  • New York and New Jersey transportation and planning agency plans and programs are being incorporated to develop a unified road map for integrating regional maritime and landside infrastructure. 

Project Numbers

30-year long-range master plan
3,000 waterfront acres (1,200 ha) of optimized land use
200 external stakeholders contacted and engaged

Services & technologies provided: 

Advisory services  

Ports & Terminals

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