Built by American Export Lines, the terminal was purchased in 1973 by the City of New York for $47.5 million. In 1985, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey leased the terminal from the City for a period of 38 years.
In 1995, Howland Hook Marine Terminal was leased on a long-term basis to Howland Hook Container Terminal, Inc. and it was returned to full operation by September 1996.
2011- New York Container Terminal officially changes its name to New York Container Terminal LLC
2005 Howland Hook Marine Terminal officially changes its name to New York Container Terminal, Inc.
DIFFERENT NAME - SAME VISION...
To become the number one container terminal in the Port of New York!
Building now for the Future!
In a year of great forward progress, we at the New York Container Terminal draw inspiration from the words of President Theodore Roosevelt, who upon embarking on the engineering odyssey that would become the Panama Canal, promised to let nothing "bar one of the future highways of civilization."
To help him accomplish this massive undertaking that had challenged great men for decades, he enlisted the help of Major General George Goethals.
After nearly 10 years of tireless effort, Goethals and his men succeeded in connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It was for this accomplishment, and for his tenure as the first head of the Port Authority of NY/NJ, that the Goethals Bridge was named.
Now, in the shadow of that great structure, we honor a new accomplishment, one able to accommodate a new generation of ships that dwarf those that originally navigated the Panama Canal. Our expansion - a 500 foot berth expansion, dredging, and newly commissioned cranes able to service these post-Panamax vessels - serves as the dawning of a new era in New York's illustrious shipping history while elevating the New York Container Terminal as New York City's premier shipping destination.
We thank all the people who helped us get here. The officials who helped pave the way for this undertaking. The men and women whose hard work and "can do" approach helped translate great plans into an even greater reality. And of course, our customers along every link of the global supply chain.