Challenges & Opportunities For New Jersey’s Logistics Industry

July, 2024 – A bill called the Warehouse and Port Pollution Reduction Act (S3546/A4679) was introduced in the New Jersey legislature. It would impose new permit and pollution reduction requirements on the warehouse industry.

Read the proposed legislation here: https://pub.njleg.state.nj.us/Bills/2024/S1500/1117_I1.PDF

June, 2024 – The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) released a report entitled New Jersey Warehouse Boom, which tracks the growth of warehouses and the alleged environmental impact.

Access the report here: https://globalcleanair.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/95/files/NJ-Warehouse-Boom-Report-EDF-6-18-2024.pdf

June, 2024 – The City of Newark has adopted a new ordinance imposing substantial license and fee requirements on the “storage” of intermodal containers. The Newark-based port industry is studying the impact of these new requirements.

Access the legislation here: https://newark.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=6517632&GUID=2D47D066-F384-40C7-9AC0-76C30339B2D9

May 23, 2024 – New York City adopts new ordinance to curtail Last-Mile Delivery centers.

Read more here: https://therealdeal.com/new-york/2024/05/23/new-york-city-to-limit-new-last-mile-delivery-centers/ 

May 16, 2024Cargo conundrum: Port of NY/NJ is capable of handling huge increase in volume — but is New Jersey? | ROI-NJ

May 1, 2024LA zoning proposal could reduce supply of trailer parking

April 30, 2024Warehouse industry reports point to possible slowdown

April, 2024 – The City of Newark has adopted a new ordinance imposing substantial license and fee requirements for truck parking. Port industries are beginning to digest the impact of this ordinance.

Read the new legislation here: https://newark.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=6517631&GUID=E746C8A9-C05F-4F50-AB7E-18D425EBE3E4&Options=&Search=

December 10, 2023Are warehouses helping or hurting N.J. towns? New law would give local officials money to find out. – nj.com

November 30, 2023N.J. town will spend nearly $10M to block warehouses from being built on open space – nj.com

November 27, 2023NJ lawmakers to consider slew of legislation about warehouses | NJ Spotlight News

October 24, 2023Warehouse traffic in Middlesex County target of new study | Video | NJ Spotlight News

February, 2023 – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has begun to enforce a new rule concerning Mobile Cargo Handling Equipment at Ports and Intermodal Rail Yard. Here is the DEP notice.

Read the rule here: https://dep.nj.gov/wp-content/uploads/aqm/sub34.pdf

June, 2022 – Legislation has been introduced in New Jersey that increases mandatory liability insurance coverage to $1.5 million for heavy-weight commercial vehicles.

Read the legislation here: https://www.njleg.state.nj.us/bill-search/2022/S2841/bill-text?f=S3000&n=2841_I1