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Page 18 of 71 THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE 19 EAST COAST PORTS SPECIAL REPORT CONTAINER DWELL TIMES at the Port of New York and New Jersey declined from 6.5 days in 2013 to 4.1 days in 2014. Truck turn times improved 11 percent, and the port complex anticipates even better productivity in 2015. "Success is relative," Richard Lar- rabee, director of port commerce, said at JOC Group's 2nd Annual Port Perfor- mance Conference-North America in December. Although the East Coast's largest port had much to be proud of in 2014, its productivity numbers are benchmarked against a dismal 2013, when relentless snow, sub-zero temperatures and infor- mation system breakdowns played havoc with marine terminal performance. UPWARD MOBILITY New York-New Jersey, Virginia boost effi ciency and prepare for arrival of bigger ships By Bill Mongelluzzo

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