New York Harbor is located at the mouth of the Hudson River where it flows into New York Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. DockNYC sites are public berths located across New York Harbor. Our harbor is one of the largest natural harbors and busiest waterways in the world. Every year our harbor welcomes thousands of ships carrying millions of metric tons of cargo from around the world. New York Harbor is the largest seaport on the East Coast and is served by several cruise lines, commuter ferries, and tourist excursion boats. In addition to DockNYC sites, NY Harbor also has multiple passenger and freight marine facilities (the New York Passenger Ship Terminal on Manhattan’s West Side, the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal at Red Hook, and the Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne are located within the harbor, not to mention freight terminals in Brooklyn, as well as Elizabeth and Newark, New Jersey).
Vessels calling NY Harbor enter via the Lower Bay and pass beneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, between Brooklyn’s historic Fort Hamilton and Staten Island’s Fort Wadsworth. Vessels then orient for passage to the west into the Arthur Kill, to the north up the Hudson River, or up to the east up East River towards Hells Gate and Long Island Sound. Whether headed toward Staten Island, Manhattan, or Brooklyn, DockNYC has berths meeting a wide variety of vessel needs.