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GCT Bayonne Rolls Out Appointment System at Port of NY & NJ

Effective  January 15, 2017 GCT Bayonne will roll out a Truck Management System (“appointment system”) on a limited basis.   All transactions at GCT Bayonne between the hours of 6am and 8 am starting on Sunday, January 15 and every day thereafter will be mandated to have a reservation. Between the hours of 8 am and 4pm daily, there will be open access for all motor carriers (no reservations required).  For more information , please click here.

Turnpike Traffic Alert, Effective 11/9/15.

Due to ongoing construction at the NJ Turnpike Interchange 14A, the traffic patterns for the Toll Plaza will shift effective November 9, 2015.

All traffic headed to GCT Bayonne must use the far left lanes of the Toll Plaza.

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New Inbound Gate Hours for APM Terminals

Beginning Monday, Sept.28th, APM Terminals inbound cut-off hours will be 5:00PM for dry loads and empties and 4:00 PM for live reefers.

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Port of NY and NJ Trucker Advisory

July 10, 2015

Dear Trucking Community:

As you know, for nearly two years, all Class 8 Drayage Trucks seeking entry onto any Port of NY & NJ Marine Terminal have been required to be registered in the Drayage Truck Registry (DTR) in electronic format via the PortTruckPass (PTP) website and have a valid RFID tag properly mounted on the vehicle. Beginning Monday, July 13, 2015, all container terminals will be strictly enforcing all program requirements.

As a reminder:

  1. No tag = No entry
  2. Each unique vehicle (VIN/License Plate) must have just one (1) RFID tag associated with it in the DTR and each RFID tag must only be associated with one (1) unique vehicle (VIN/License Plate).
  3. Trucks with engine model years 1993 or older are strictly prohibited.
  4. If your vehicle is taken out of service, you must inform PTP to have that vehicle removed from the DTR. Replacement vehicles (i.e. lease or rentals) must be registered in the DTR and associated with a specific duly-issued RFID tag. To transfer your RFID tag to a replacement vehicle, you must contact the PTP Help Desk at 866-758-3838 or login to your PTP account. The failure to associate your RFID tag with the replacement truck will result in a denial of entry.
  5. If at entry the truck is not clear for access, the trucker will receive a void-out ticket with a message that indicates the reason entry was not granted. Entry will be denied because of the following: "truck not found in Drayage Truck Registry," "truck has not been approved for entering the port," or "truck engine was built pre 1994". If the the trucker receives such a message, he or she should contact the PTP Help Desk at 866-758-3838 or proceed to the Truck Service Center (old SEA LINK® office), for resolution.
  6. If your tag has had successful reads in the past, you may be directed by the terminal to reposition your truck in the lane or try another lane for entry. If this happens more than once, have your tag checked at the Truck Service Center where a test reader is available to determine the problem with that particular tag/truck.

In order to ensure a proper read of your RFID tag, you must:

  1. Make sure that your tag is properly mounted on the driver's side view mirror. Refer to the instructions received with the tag. DO NOT hold the tag out the window or mount under the rear view mirror.
  2. Place all additional tags that you might have in your truck cab in a foil bag in the glove box or keep them at your home or office.  You will get error messages, and you will be denied entry if more than one tag is read.
  3. Ensure the tag is properly registered for your truck in the PTP database.
  4. Do not “piggyback” or ride too close to the truck in front of you as it could block a proper read of your tag.

We thank you for your cooperation!

Notice to Truckers Transporting Over-sized and Over-dimensional Loads

Over-sized and over-dimensional vehicle/load combinations (“Specials”) are now permitted to cross the Outerbridge Crossing.

Port Authority Announces Creation of Port Performance Task Force

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Notice To Sea Link® Holders And Trucking Company Representatives

As you know, federal law requires the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) for all workers, including drayage and truck drivers, that need access to secure or restricted areas of maritime facilities. Drivers that do not have a valid TWIC will be denied access to the marine terminals. According to our SEA LINK® records, over 10,000 of the active drivers in the Port of New York and New Jersey have a TWIC that will expire this year. Drivers will be suspended the day their TWIC expires if they do not return to the SEA LINK® and register their new TWIC with the Port Authority.

Drivers have two options. You can replace your expiring TWIC with a with a three-year extended expiration date (EED) TWIC for a reduced fee of $60. This option is available only to U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals whose TWICs will expire on or before December 31, 2014. TWIC holders who are not U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals or individuals who are eligible but do not wish to use the EED TWIC option may renew their expiring TWIC by completing the standard enrollment process for a five-year TWIC, which includes an enrollment fee of $129.75.

To obtain an EED TWIC, eligible individuals will need to call the TWIC Help Desk at 1-866-347-8942 and make one trip to an enrollment center of their choosing to pick-up and activate the card. To obtain a regular TWIC, individuals must enroll in person at an enrollment center of your choosing. You should plan to start the renewal process no less than two months before your current expiration date. Once again, you must register your new TWIC with the SEA LINK® or your privileges will be suspended the day your old TWIC expires.

For more information please contact the TWIC Help Desk at 1-866-347-8942 or reference www.tsa.gov/twic.

We invite you to regularly visit: http://www.panynj.gov/port/port-news-announcements.cfm for pertinent terminal and port information.


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