NewarkBay is part of the New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuary, which is in the center of one of the most urbanized and industrialized parts of the nation.
NewarkBay itself is approximately six miles long and one mile wide and is located at the confluence of the Passaic and Hackensack Rivers between the shores of Newark and Elizabeth to the west, Jersey City and Bayonne to the east, and Staten Island to the south.
Port Newark, one of the nation's largest ports for containerized cargo, is located on the western shore of NewarkBay and is used to transfer goods from cargo vessels to rail and truck lines serving the area.
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