The Greater Newark Smart Port Regional
Coalition Lead Applicant: City of Newark
Region (applicant-defined): Cities of Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey
Cluster Sector(s): Information Technology; Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
The Greater Newark regional cluster, led by the City of Newark, includes a coalition of local governments, universities, state agencies and the local Port Authority. If provided an implementation grant, the city of Newark aims to optimize the Port of New York and New Jersey’s facilities and transportation systems by developing smart critical infrastructure that will advance engineering and information technology for freight handling, transportation, tracking and delivery. The coalition also seeks to enhance port operations, cargo capacities, and delivery systems; focus on the port's homeland and cybersecurity systems; develop communication systems for infrastructure support; and provide workforce training in STEM to support the cluster.