Date of Award


Degree Type

Major Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Marine Affairs


This paper researches the potential of the Port of New York in the Export/Domestic coal trade markets.The Port is faced with short-term and long-term proposals in order to enter these markets. On a short-term basis, the Port will be able to offer an advantage to export markets because of the backlog at the traditional coal ports of Hampton Roads, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. A modest export trade can develop this way. In the domestic trade, substantial inroads can be made due to the conversion of power plants in New England to coal-fired. In the long-term, the Port is faced with the primary issues of dredging, establishing a competitive freight rate, and environmental constraints. These particular issues must be resolved in order for the Port to effectively compete in the export markets. In the domestic markets, the Port must be able to provide a portion of the terminal for the coastal trade exclusively.