Mission Statement

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Mission Statement

The New York Shipping Association mission is to represent the interests of its members in maximizing the efficiency, cost-competitiveness, safety and quality of marine cargo operations in the Port of New York and New Jersey.

NYSA will accomplish this mission:

Through negotiation of fair collective bargaining agreements with the International Longshoremen’s Association and the Port Police and Guards Union;

Through effective implementation of those collective bargaining agreements; and judicious management of the various funds created thereunder;

Through strong advocacy of our members interests in the public, government and business communities;

Through close collaboration with other maritime and maritime-related organizations who share common interests;

Through partnering with public agencies tasked with the improvement of the region’s transportation system; and

Through frequent communications with members to insure that their interests are well served.

Vision Statement

To be the premier professional service organization in the maritime industry, supporting a secure, growing port with a professional and economic labor force, efficiently moving cargo in a deep, sustainable harbor located in an estuary flourishing with natural resources.

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