Richard M. Larrabee is the Director of the Port Commerce Department of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He oversees the management and operation of the major marine terminal facilities within the Port of New York and New Jersey, the largest port on the East Coast of North America. These facilities include The Port Newark/Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal complex in Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey; The Red Hook Container Terminal in Brooklyn, New York; The Howland Hook Marine Terminal in Staten Island, New York; and The Auto Marine Terminal in Jersey City and Bayonne, New Jersey.
Mr. Larrabee manages a multi-billion-dollar port redevelopment program that includes reinvestment in marine terminal facilities, deepening harbor channels and berths, improving intermodal connections, and protecting sensitive marine environments. The redevelopment program is positioning the Port of New York and New Jersey to accommodate future growth that is projected to double over the next decade and could quadruple by 2040.
Prior to joining the Port Authority, Richard M. Larrabee held the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Coast Guard. He served as Commander First Coast Guard District in Boston, MA, where he oversaw all Coast Guard operations in the Northeast United States. During his thirty-two years in the Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Larrabee held a variety of operational and staff assignments, including command at sea and shore assignments. He has received two Distinguished Service Medals and three Legion Merit awards.
Mr. Larrabee holds a Master of Science degree in Ocean Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Coast Guard Academy.