Located on the Upper Hudson River, the Port of Albany/Rensselaer has been a historic transportation hub since the city was founded over 300 years ago.
The Hudson River provides access to the state's extensive canal system. Area roadways connect with major interstate highways. Rail lines deliver cargo in close proximity to any location in North America. Albany International Airport is only a 15 minute drive away.
The Hudson River
- A navigable year-round waterway with a channel draft of 32 feet (9.75 meters)
- Maximum draft at Albany is 31 feet (9.45 meters), fresh water
- A channel 600 feet (182.93 meters) wide from New York City to Kingston, New York then 400 feet (121.95 meters) wide to Albany with a mean range of tide of 4.70 feet (1.43 meters)
- Turning basin of 1,100 feet (335.8 meters)
- Accommodates ships with overall lengths of up to 750 feet (288.6 meters), maximum beam of 110 feet (33.53 meters) and a maximum air draft of 134 feet (40.84 meters)
- Hudson River Pilot Association 718.815.4316
Water to Water
With the increased New York State interest in revitalizing the Erie and Champlain Canal Systems, comes increased potential for moving commercial products via water. The Erie Canal runs from Albany to Oswego and Buffalo connecting the Port of Albany with the Great Lakes. Additionally, the Champlain Canal runs from Albany to Lake Champlain in Vermont.
An extensive in-land transportation network is one of Albany's greatest assets and makes the Capital Region a superb distribution center. Immediate access to an interstate highway system connects your products to major metropolitan markets in the Northeast, Canada and the Midwest.
The Port of Albany is located at the crossroads of an extensive interstate highway network that provides access to major U.S. and Canadian industrial markets. This excellent interstate highway juncture provides links to Buffalo, and Syracuse, NY, Erie, PA, Cleveland, and Toledo, OH, Detroit, MI and the Great Lakes region to the west; New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region to the south; Boston and New England to the east and Montreal, Toronto and Canadian points to the North.
A force of motor carriers from specialized heavy haulers to local drayage firms, dry van carriers, and LTLcarriers with various types of specialized equipment is readily available to meet all of your transportation needs.
- CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY: Major classification yard (Kenwood Yards) one mile from Port of Albany
- CSX TRANSPORTATION: Major classification yard (Selkirk) in close proximity
- NORFOLK SOUTHERN: Intermodal facility located within one mile
- PORT OF ALBANY RAILROAD: Responsive and efficient switching service to CSX and Canadian Pacific Railroads and owned jointly by CSX and Canadian Pacific Railroads