Source for years 1959 and 1987: Moss, M.L. (1988) "New York vs. New
Jersey: A New Perspective", Portfolio, Summer. Source for year 2000:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Distribution of General Cargo Operations, Port of New York, 1959,
1987 and 2000
The above figure depicts a classic example of port terminal expansion
and relocation. Most, if not all, port activities were thus disconnected
from the traditional urban core (Manhattan and Brooklyn) and relocated
towards peripheral settings (New Jersey and Staten Island) having
available land and higher
accessibility to rail and interstate road infrastructures.