Undoubtedly the NJ VPC probably has a back log of clean up and cars to clear that were there during before and during Sandy and as of yesterday were still without power according to another post. The customs and the VPC probably closed early due to the storm and are a couple of days behind in addition to the power and storm clean up. Also there is the possibility that ICE personnel may have been pulled to support other efforts in the clean up which may have left the port under staffed.
With all those maybes against you, you probably fare better if they go to Baltimore and deliver you are from there rather than NY.
Just my $.02
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