The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will receive on Sunday the first ships to call at container terminals in the port since it was hit by Hurricane Sandy.
On Sunday, four cargo vessels will go to Maher Terminal and one cargo vessel will arrive at APM Terminal.
Maher and APM, both in Elizabeth, N.J., had power restored on Saturday and are working to ensure all systems are in place to receive their first vessels Sunday morning.
Longshoremen will be back to work and unloading cargo at approximately 8:00 a.m. on Sunday.
The agency said restoration of power continues to be a key requirement in returning the port to full operations. All roadways are cleared for safe passage and Port Authority police will direct traffic for all port employees.
"The port has faced unprecedented challenges as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The storm surge caused nearly four feet of water throughout the Port," the agency said. "Round the clock cleanup efforts have repaired damaged roadways, hundreds of displaced shipping containers, fixed rail lines, damaged electrical systems and other port cargo. Clean up of the Port is continuing around the clock to ensure that all port partners are brought back to full operation. All employees should check with their respective employers for reporting to work assignments."
Some terminals said they will be receiving trucks on Monday. Additional information is available at individual terminal websites including those of Maher
, APM Terminals
, Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT)
, Global Terminal
, and New York Container Terminal