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    The New Haven Port Authority serves to enhance the economic competitiveness of the greater New Haven region and all of Connecticut through waterborne traffic. The Port Authority was created by the New Haven Board of Aldermen in February of 2003 (Article II. Sec. 15-31) of the Code of Ordinances, in accordance with the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut CGS Sec. 7-329a. The port of New Haven is the busiest port between New York and Boston and the largest deep-water port in the State of Connecticut. In the 2009 ranking by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of the top 150 ports in the United States, the port of New Haven placed forty-forth as measured by volume of cargo transiting the port.

    The Port of New Haven is an integral component to the regional economy and represents a key connection in a comprehensive transportation network that includes water, rail, roads and pipelines. The Authority was created for the purpose of promoting the shipment of freight and commerce through the Port of New Haven and works closely with the private terminal operators and support businesses to advance that agenda.

    In 2007 the Port Authority adopted a Strategic Land Use Plan that continues to guide its work. Since 2008 we have collaborated with several City departments to secure funding to improve security and air quality at the port, and will continue to seek funding opportunities to improve the port's infrastructure in an effort to promote a vibrant, secure and environmentally sound port.

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