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South Brooklyn Marine Terminal

The New York and South Brooklyn Ferry operated a ferry from the Battery Maritime Building (formerly known as Municipal Ferry Pier) to the South Brooklyn 39th Street Ferry Terminal, where rail transfer was possible until 1935.

Adjacent to the Bush Terminal it is served New York New Jersey Rail (owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey) car float operations and transloading activities via the 65th Street Yard which also connects to the Bay Ridge Branch, operated by the New York Connecting Railroad. Rail infrastructure improvements completed in 2012 connected the yard to SBMT along 1st Avenue as well a new break-bulk rail spur along the 39th Street shed, two new rail sidings for auto rack transloading, and a new rail connection to the SIMS facility at the 29th Street Pier.

SBMT is connected along the South Brooklyn Railway (ROW) to 36th–38th Street Yard. In 2012, the interchange with New York New Jersey Rail, LLC at Second Avenue was refurbished and a new ramp was installed at the 38th Street Yard at Fourth Avenue to allow receipt of new R156 locomotives and other subway rolling stock that are delivered on flat cars.

  • Opening in 2012, the newly renovated South Brooklyn Marine Terminal is a 67-acre marine facility designated for the import and export of roll-on, roll-off cargos.

  • Located along the Bay Ridge Channel in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) offers unparalleled access both to the open ocean and to a large and affluent consumer market.Built in the 1960s, 88-acre SBMT was used as a container terminal into the 1980s. Since then, the Terminal has largely been used for handling break and break-bulk marine cargo. Since 2011, NYCEDC has worked to rehabilitate and reactivate SBMT by investing over $115 million in terminal infrastructure improvements, site preparation and dredging. Similarly, NYCEDC invested $20 million to extend rail infrastructure to SBMT in order to connect the terminal to the Southern Gateway, one of New York City’s principle connections to the national rail network.


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