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Alternate routes 16 The Journal of Commerce | August 20 2018 Top 50 Global Container Ports Special Report FORECASTING A 68 percent rise in cargo traffic by 2045, authorities and freight industry stakeholders around the Port of New York and New Jersey aim to enhance rail systems, add barge routes, and make more efficient use of port facilities to mitigate the truck traffic and the pollution it causes. New York City officials in July released a $100 million plan to "overhaul the city's aging freight distribution systems," as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey puts the finishing touches to a master plan expected to reshape aspects of the East Coast's largest port in preparation for growing demand over the next 30 to 40 years. Loaded cargo volume through New York-New Jersey, the nation's third-largest port, grew 36 percent over the last 12 years, according to The Port of New York and New Jersey plans to spend $100 million on tunnel, rail, and barge freight routes By Hugh R. Morley

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