Many of the products that we take for granted would be missing from our lives were it not for the men and women of the Port of New York and New Jersey. Necessities as well as conveniences would be much more expensive. The port is a hub that provides critical connections to the rest of the world. Our exports reach across the seas, providing a wealth of opportunities for the American businessperson. Global commerce is made possible by the port, delivering the world to our door. And the ingenuity of our workforce results in new ways to move goods more efficiently, making prosperity more attainable for more people.
As the son of a NYC fireman engine 257 this hits hard. As a young child I would always greet him when he came home from work asking “did you save anyone today” he would always reply “just the guy in the mirror”. Now I understand….