ILA, ACD and ILA and Local 1804-1 Offices in North Bergen, NJ To Reopen Wednesday, Nov. 7th; ILA Officer From Staten Island Loses Family Member in Hurricane Sandy; Port Authority Provides Info on Port Openings
As the Port of New York struggles to return to full capacity following Hurricane Sandy, offices of the International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO remain closed until Wednesday, November 7th. The Atlantic Coast District headquarters and ILA Local 1804-1 will also reopen on Wednesday. All three share headquarters in North Bergen, NJ.
The ILA was not spared from tragedy from the storm as the sister-in-law of August (Augie) Spagnuolo - Beatrice Spagnuolo was killed a week ago when she drowned in her Staten Island home following a storm surge caused by Hurricane Sandy. Augie Spagnuolo is Secretary-Treasurer of Local 920 in Staten Island. Her funeral is being held Monday, November 5th with a Mass at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Staten Island.
Harold Daggett, ILA President; Dennis Daggett, ACD President and Jim Stolpinski, President of ILA Local 920 collectively ask that ILA members keep the Spagnuolo family in their thoughts and prayers.
Hundreds of ILA members, staff and officers living in the New York-New Jersey region suffered damages to their personal property and many are still without electrical power a week after Hurricane Sandy.
The port reopened slowly through the weekend and early into week.
According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey:
The container terminals in the Port of New York & New Jersey will be open for business on Monday morning, November 5. Following are present plans for terminal openings on Monday.
NOTE: Elizabeth and Port Newark Traffic Alert
Open to truck traffic from 07:00 hrs to 18:00 hrs only until further notice. Trucks will not be allowed on the Port outside of these hours.
Not all traffic signals are operating so driver caution and awareness is required. Please spread container pickup and delivery throughout the day in order to avoid undue wait time at terminals. No queuing allowed on street and the ban will be strictly enforced by Port Authority Police.
Tyler Street in Port Newark is closed to traffic due to signal outage and all traffic for this section of the Port is diverted to Marsh Street.
Sealink and TWIC offices are closed until further notice
APM Terminals: Will open main gates at 07:00 hours. Check their website for more details: http://www.apmterminals.com/americas/portelizabeth/. Phone number is (908) 558-6000
Global Container Terminal: Will open gates at 07:00 hours. Check their website for more details: http://www.global-Terminal.com/t3/index.php?id=glbl_index. Phone number is 201-706-4100
Maher Terminal: Will open main gates at 07:00 hours. Check their website for more details: http://www.maherterminals.com/index.cfm. Phone number is (908) 527-8200
New York Container Terminal: Will open main gates at 07:00 hrs. Check their website more details: http://www.nycterminal.com/t3/index.php?id=106. Phone number is 718-683-3210
Port Newark Container Terminal: Will open main gates at 07:00 hours. Check their website for more details: http://www.pnct.net/. Phone number is (973) 465-0210.
Red Hook Container Terminal Brooklyn: Will open main gates at 08:00 hours. Check their website for more details: http://www.redhookterminal.com/. Phone number is (718) 875-0777
Red Hook Container Terminal Port Newark: Closed until further notice.
Further updates on the Port of New York and New Jersey will be provided tomorrow. Port Authority contact number is 973-578-2149.