Facilities have been closed since midnight on 28 October.
A Port Authority source said channels were closed, roads covered with debris, traffic signals out of service, rail track compromised and fencing damaged.
“Port Authority staff are working to clear roads and communicating with the container terminal operators and major tenants to co-ordinate the clean-up and re-instatement of service.”
In an advisory to customers, the Port’s largest container terminal operator, Maher Terminals, said: “The entire Port has sustained devastating damage and flooding.”
A video taken during a Coast Guard helicopter flight over part of the Port earlier this week showed some containers overturned at the New York Container Terminal in the Howland Hook section of Staten Island.
But precise information about the scale of the damage at the port is difficult to come by because many telephone lines are not working and, in some cases, terminal personnel are unable to get to their offices.
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any concerns regarding your shipment