GCT Bayonne safety
employee safety

Safety is our first priority

Though speed and efficiency are important, neither takes precedence over the safety of our staff, workforce, and the trucking community. We have designed our entire terminal with safety at the forefront but wholeheartedly believe that it is everyone’s responsibility to keep us safe by following proper procedures and policies.

Personal Protective Equipment Regulations

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Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn when in Materials Handling areas. Any person found not in compliance will be escorted out of the area. Thank you for being proactive about safety.

safety vest

Reflective Hi-Viz vests are mandatory.

safety helmet

A hard hat, work gloves, long pants and work shoes are also mandatory.

workboots safety

Work shoes for all personnel working or visiting the terminal must be at least 150mm (6”) in ankle height and have non-slip soles.

no phones allowed

No headphones, cell phones, shorts, sneakers, or tank tops are allowed.

Rules of the Road

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automobile rules

Drivers shall not exceed the terminal's speed limit of 15 mph.


Drivers shall come to a complete stop at every intersection.


Drivers shall obey all posted signs and all directions given to them by terminal staff.


Drivers shall yield the right of way to any pedestrians and to any container handling equipment.


Drivers shall be alert and aware of overhead cranes.


Drivers must remain in the cabs of their tractors unless otherwise instructed.


Drivers shall not park on any gantry crane runway.


Drivers are not permitted on the string piece (berth area).


No passengers are permitted in the cab of any tractor while on the premises.


No alcoholic beverages are permitted within the terminal.


Drivers shall not litter or loiter while in the terminal.


All vehicles entering the terminal are subject to search at any time.


Drivers shall not take photos or videos at anytime while in the terminal.


Any driver who unplugs his or her own reefer will be voided out.

A Secure Harbor

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Port Liberty Bayonne, along with US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the the Port of New York and New Jersey, is dedicated to protecting both your cargo and the harbor. All loaded imports and exports are kept in highly secured, monitored areas with cargo details archived to keep your goods safe. Controlled access and vigilant 24-hour surveillance offer our customers an unparalleled level of accountability and regulatory compliance.

Report suspicious activity

Help us keep Port Liberty Bayonne safe by reporting any suspicious activity or unfamiliar/unauthorized persons. Be alert for unusual behavior such as:

No response to verbal interaction.

Walking slowly and deliberately towards a potential target.

Inappropriate attire or excessive clothing that may be concealing something.

Nervousness or “doomsday” talk.

Agitation or rage.

Vehicles left parked or standing for long periods near facility perimeters.

Unescorted persons taking photos of the facility.

Unfamiliar persons asking excessive questions.

Persons who cannot verify their identity with a photo ID upon request.

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program (C-TPAT)

Port Liberty Bayonne is a proud participant of the C-TPAT program, a voluntary government-business initiative to strengthen and improve the international supply chain and US border security. C-TPAT helps US Customs and Border Protection achieve the highest level of cargo security through close cooperation with importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, suppliers, and customers.

View C-TPAT Certification

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Maritime Security Levels (MARSEC)


Significant risk of Terrorist attacks.


High risk of Terrorist attacks.


Severe risk of Terrorist attacks.

MARSEC (MARine SECurity) is the three-tiered United States Coast Guard Maritime Security system designed to easily communicate to the Coast Guard and the maritime industry pre-planned scalable responses for credible threats. The MARSEC levels are an advisory system used to indicate the intensity of a possible threat. The Captain of the Port of NY determines the MARSEC level, which can vary at different port locations.