NYC DOT and NYCEDC are dedicated to promoting the use of NYC’s waterways for transporting goods in and around the city. By utilizing our marine facilities for freight, we can reduce our overreliance on trucks, reduce traffic congestion, and improve air quality. This initiative aligns with the city’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
NYC is in the process of exploring a pilot program to facilitate new transloading operations of waterborne freight to sustainable last-mile delivery methods at City-owned marine facilities. The City is in the process of exploring a pilot program to facilitate new transloading operations of waterborne freight to sustainable last-mile delivery methods at City-owned marine facilities. Activating our marine facilities for freight will reduce traffic congestion and air pollution caused by our overreliance on trucks and is a key part of the City’s broader greenhouse gas emissions reduction strategy.
NYC released a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI EPIN 84124Y0488) to invite interested respondents to understand better industry challenges and opportunities, including ways to implement and support businesses to engage in waterfront freight operations. NYC is interested in modernizing existing marine infrastructure, expanding access to the waterfront, and helping to develop a sustainable model for last-mile delivery that minimally impacts neighboring communities.
Learn more in our Blue Highways FAQ for industry partners.