Date: Nov 04, 2012
Press Release Number: 181-2012
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey invites media photographers and videographers only to take footage this morning of the first vessel unloading cargo since the port was closed due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Photographers and videographers who plan to attend must arrive at Newark International Airport, Short Term Parking Lot A, by 9:30 a.m. today. Attendees should follow signs for the Marriott Hotel. Additional signage will guide them to the location.
The Port Authority will bus photographers and videographers from Newark Airport to Port Elizabeth in Elizabeth, NJ, where they will be allowed to take footage of the first cargo ships unloading.
Port Elizabeth has faced unprecedented challenges as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The storm surge dumped nearly four feet of water throughout the Port. Round the clock cleanup efforts have repaired damaged roadways, moved hundreds of displaced shipping containers and fixed rail lines.
Due to space limitations, reporters will not be accommodated. Media photographers and videographers who wish to attend please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in New York. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the state of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency relies on revenues generated by facility users, tolls, fees and rents as well as loans, bond financing, and federal grants to fund its operations. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.