Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal is the name for the port facility in Newark Bay that serves as the principal container ship facility for goods entering and leaving the metropolitan region of New York City and the northeastern quadrant of North America. See also Newark Bay South Georgia Newark Bay is a body of water a tidal back bay of New York Harbor formed at the confluence Container ships are Cargo ships that carry all of their load in truck-size containers in a technique called Containerization. The City of New York It consists of two components – Port Newark and the Elizabeth Marine Terminal (sometimes called "Port Elizabeth") – which exist side-by-side and are run conjointly by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ( PANYNJ) is a bi-state Port district, established in 1921 (as the Port of New York Authority) through The facility is located within the boundaries of the two cities of Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, just east of the New Jersey Turnpike and Newark Liberty International Airport. Newark is the largest city in New Jersey, United States and the County seat of Essex County. Elizabeth is a city in Union County, New Jersey, in the United States. The New Jersey Turnpike (or simply The Turnpike as it is known to New Jersey residents is a Toll road in New Jersey and is one of the most heavily traveled Newark Liberty International Airport, first named Newark Airport and later Newark International Airport, is an international Airport within the
The Port is the fifteenth busiest in the world today, but was number one as recently as 1985.  Amongst the records it retains is being the port with the largest volume of imports from Germany of all US ports, with over 2. Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. 6 million tonnes in 2006, over 20% of the total volume of imports from Germany. 
Since 1998 the Port has seen a 65 percent increase in traffic volume. In 2003 the Port moved over $100 billion in goods. Plans are underway for billions of dollars of improvements - larger cranes, bigger railyard facilities, deeper channels, and expanded wharves. New longshoremen are being hired as well.
Planned and built during the 1950s by the Port Authority, it is the largest container port in the eastern United States and the third largest in the country. The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive Container goods typically arrive on container ships through the Narrows and the Kill Van Kull before entering Newark Bay, a shallow body of water which is dredged to accommodate the larger ships (some ships enter Newark Bay via the Arthur Kill). See also Geography and environment of New York City The Narrows is the tidal Strait separating the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn The Kill Van Kull is a tidal Strait approximately long and wide separating Staten Island and Bayonne New Jersey, USA. The Arthur Kill (from the Middle Dutch word kille, meaning "riverbed" or "water channel" is a tidal Strait separating The port facility consists of two main dredged slips and multiple loading cranes. Metal containers are stacked in large arrays visible from the New Jersey Turnpike before being loaded onto rail cars and trucks. The building of the port facility antiquated most of the waterfront port facilities in New York Harbor, leading to a steep decline in such areas as Manhattan, Hoboken, and Brooklyn. New York Harbor, a geographic term refers collectively to the rivers bays and tidal estuaries near the mouth of the Hudson River in the vicinity of New York City Manhattan Island, in New York Harbor, is much the largest part of the Borough of Manhattan, one of the Five Boroughs which form the City of New York Hoboken is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. The automated nature of the facility requires far fewer workers and does not require the opening of containers before onward shipping.
Today, the major Port operators include Maher terminals, APM terminal (A. P. Moller-Maersk), PNCT (Port Newark Container terminal), NYCT (New York Container terminal), and Global Marine terminal. The A P Moller-Maersk Group ( AP Møller-Mærsk Gruppen) is an international Business conglomerate more commonly known simply as Maersk.