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The Howland Hook Marine Terminal is a container port facility located in northwestern Staten Island in New York City. It is situated on the east side of the Arthur Kill, at the entrance to Newark Bay, just north of the Goethals Bridge and Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge. Along with the facility at Red Hook, Brooklyn, it is one of the last large container port facilities within New York City.

The facility is owned by the City of New York and has been leased by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey since 1985. The Port Authority currently contracts with New York Container Terminal, Inc. to operate a container terminal on the site. The original facility is 187 acres (757,000 m²) in size, but it is undergoing expansion with the acquisition in 2001 of the adjacent 124 acre (502,000 m²) Port Ivory, a former shipping port operated by Procter & Gamble. The renovation project has also proven to be controversial, as it has led to the terminal becoming the focus of a federal investigation into alleged Mafia influence over the port.

The port has a ship berth that is 3,000 ft (914m) long on the Arthur Kill. The berth is 42 ft (13 m) deep for a 2300 ft (701 m), and 37 ft (11 m) deep for the remaining 700 ft (210 m) of berth. It handles 412,000 square feet (38,000 m²) containers and includes deep-freeze, refrigeration and United States Customs Service inspection. It has an on-site five-track intermodal rail facility[1] for shipping across the Arthur Kill Vertical Lift Bridge to New Jersey and the national rail network. The rail facility opened in mid 2007 and uses part of the once-abandoned North Shore Branch of the Staten Island Railway, which leads into the Arlington Yard, and the Travis branch, along the West Shore.

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Coordinates: 40°38.3′N 74°11.3′W / 40.6383°N 74.1883°W / 40.6383; -74.1883



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