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Welcome to GCT New York

GCT New York (formerly New York Container Terminal or NYCT) is a full-service container and cargo handling facility strategically located on Staten Island near the Goethals Bridge. Situated on 187 acres (76 hectares) of upland area, the terminal is readily accessible to major truck routes, fitted with on-dock rail service, and has one of the highest volume cargo capacities in the New York Harbor.

GCT New York has been honored with the "Best Terminal" award by the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers seven times in the last decade.

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Location is everything


Staten Island, New York.

Strategically located near the Goethals Bridge on Staten Island, GCT New York provides easy access to four major interstate highways and is a gateway to the world’s largest and most affluent consumer and business markets. The terminal offers complete Container Freight Station (CFS) services, including US Customs and Agriculture Quarantine Inspection (AQI). In 2015, GCT New York began handling containerized waste for the state of New York.

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Operational Updates

There’s always something exciting going on at GCT New York. Check here for updates from GCT New York and GCT USA. For the latest information on terminal and roadway conditions, closures, and more, sign up for PortNYNJAlerts.


Now that the dredging project is complete, GCT New York is officially big ship ready. Close to 50,000 yd3 (38,200 m3) of mud and hard rock were removed from the 1,235 ft (376 m) berth using controlled blasting. Vibrations were closely monitored during the dredging process to ensure that the surrounding community and structures were never […]

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Preparing for your pickup or delivery

Avoid delays at the terminal by following the guidelines below as well as all rules, regulations, and procedures.

Download the Trucker’s Resource Guidebook.
Check updates to the Council on Port Performance.


Verify container availability before dispatching a driver to the port.


Ensure all charges have been paid and releases are in place.


Confirm export receiving cut-off times.


Confirm locations and restrictions for empty container returns.


Don’t wait until the last free day to pick up containers.


Early mornings are the busiest time at the gates. Consider adjusting your schedule to avoid waiting.


Get real-time updates on traffic, accidents, closures, weather, and construction via the 511 system.