The port used to serve as one of the Morello Family's most profitable assets, because of Sergio Morello Jr.'s connection within the dockers union. In 1935, Don Salieri planned a chain of attacks on the Morello family key figures. Sergio was also on the list; he was pursued by Salieri family soldato Thomas Angelo who fought his way through Sergio's men in the Port and finally succeeded in killing him. After the Morello Family's downfall, the port came under ownership of import-export companies, such as Scorsese Import. The port's security has been increased since Sergio's death.
In 1938, the Salieri Family smuggled several Scorsese Import cigar crates out of the harbor. Hhowever, the crates were later revealed to be filled with diamonds meant to be sold by Don Salieri for profit.