PROJECTS: New York's Tugboats
The Port of New York and New Jersey is the largest port on the East Coast and the third-largest in the nation. In 2012, the Port of New York and New Jersey handled 5.5 million loaded and unloaded 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs). The dollar value of all cargo that moved through the port exceeded $200 billion.
New York's tugboats are an iconic symbol of the working waterfront, performing crucial tasks that keep the harbor functioning efficiently, including hauling equipment and barges, pushing garbage scows to their landfills, nosing ships into their berths and guiding ferries through the harbor.