GatewayJFK On the Move Industry Event.

A presentation during the GatewayJFK On the Move industry event.

On January 25th at Russo’s On The Bay, GatewayJFK “On the Move” celebrated industry, community partners, government, residents and next generation Movers & Shakers in the off-airport cargo and supply chain community.  Industry speakers led discussions on future vision, collaboration, planning, and implementation to drive initiatives that continue to make our community, region and world a better place.

On January 25th, CAIT researcher Dr. Kazem Oryani joined approximately 350 cargo professionals at “Russo’s on the Bay” in Howard Beach, Queens New York for an industry event hosted by GatewayJFK that recognized leaders in the field, community partners, future projects, and more.

The event, GatewayJFK “On the Move,” included presentations from cargo industry leader Thomas Marzano, President of International Freight Forwarders and Custom Brokers, as well as Community and Government leaders who shared their vision for collaboration among the local off-airport cargo community and GatewayJFK.

GatewayJFK On the Move poster. Photo ©GatewayJFK.

GatewayJFK is the 73rd NYC Business Improvement District (BID), established in 2016. It is located in the Springfield Gardens neighborhood of the Borough of Queens, adjacent to John F. Kennedy International Airport.

It consists of over 500 properties and is a complex assembly of private properties containing customs brokers, freight forwarders, couriers and logistical services, trucking and maintenance companies and many others — that employ almost 8,000 workers and occupy approximately 4.1 million square feet in a broad range of industrial and commercial buildings.

Dr. Oryani discussed the recent Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT) report done in collaboration with GatewayJFK, “JFK Cargo View: A System to Speed Truck Traffic Flow at JFK International Airport,” with stakeholders at the event.

A University Transportation Center (UTC) research project, the study analyzed the benefits of an airport-wide Truck Flow Management System to coordinate truck traffic and cargo movements throughout the airport and surrounding region.

The project identified potential environmental, truck congestion, and economic benefits of the airport-wide information system, including a potential reduction in truck dwell times by an average of 38%, reductions in CO2 emissions, and millions of dollars potentially saved in direct-trucking costs annually.