• In a photo taken Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, a plane departing from Newark Liberty International Airport lifts behind a stack of containers at the Port Newark Container Terminal in Newark, N.J. The nation's second-busiest port is undergoing a remodeling process to expand and provide an effective way of moving 40-ton containers arriving via ships. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    NYC-area ports stare down sizeable challenge of modernizing

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — From ultra-thin laptops to drones to smartphones, the shelves of big-box retailers overflow with gadgets to help us communicate and conduct business at greater and greater speeds.