Friday, May 27, 2016

At the mercy of carriers

Port Strategy: "Ports are being pushed into expensive dredging - which faces the full brunt of environmental pressures - and raising of bridges to allow ever-larger ships to pass under in order to reach terminals that were built along river stretches that had more than enough clearance for ships of the time. Think only of Bayonne Bridge or the bridge in Hamburg as two examples."

Bayonne Bridge Open for Holiday Weekend

Bayonne NJ News - TAPinto: "In observance of Memorial Day weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will remain open from 5 a.m. Friday, May 27 through 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 31."

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What we know about tax reductions for Bayonne Bridge neighbors "Here are four questions residents might have about the reductions, and the answers that city officials and public records have provided so far:"

Staten Island's Faber Park designated one of city's "showcase" spots "Port Richmond's Faber Park, with its sprawling lawns, and waterfront promenade in the shadow of the Bayonne Bridge, has been designated as one of the city's eight "showcase" parks by the city Parks Department."

Port Authority working on new 10-year capital plan "Several other large-scale projects in the 2014 plan are in progress, such as the raising of the Bayonne Bridge, the replacement of the Goethals Bridge, work on the Pulaski Skyway and Lincoln Tunnel helix in northern New Jersey and replacement of suspender cables on the George Washington Bridge."

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Councilman rails against 'secret' tax reductions for residents living near Bayonne Bridge "According to City Chief of Staff Andrew Casais, the temporary reductions collectively total $262,988, or a 20 percent reduction of the taxable assessments of 135 properties within the impact zone of the Bayonne Bridge project."

Friday, May 20, 2016

The Fourth Annual Northeast Industrial Real Estate Summit – June 21, 2016

Prudential Center | Newark, NJ: "In addition, the macro economic recovery in the United States and improvements to the Bayonne Bridge continue to enhance opportunities for traditional industrial landlords and supply-chain firms"

More cargo means higher ranking for Port of N.Y. and N.J., CBRE says

NJBIZ: "The activity comes as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey implements a $4.3 billion capital plan to invest and upgrade existing port infrastructure. The most high-profile project is the raising of the Bayonne Bridge deck by 64 feet in order to allow larger cargo ships to reach terminals at Port Newark-Elizabeth."

Bayonne Bridge to be open during day Saturday, Sunday "The Port Authority will close the bridge at 9 p.m. on Friday night, May 20, and reopen it at 8 a.m. Saturday morning, May 21. The bridge will then close again at 9 p.m. on Saturday night, and reopen 8 a.m. Sunday morning, May 22."

Panama Canal: June 26 or Bust

Business Facilities: "Ports from Halifax in Canada to Brownsville, TX (and everywhere in between) have been upgrading for several years to be ready to greet the Post-Panamax ships. The Port of Virginia and the Port of Baltimore met the requirements well over a year ago; several other ports are racing to be ready by the middle of next year, when shipping through the Canal is expected to surge to an annual rate of more than 360 million tons. The Port Authority of NY and NJ, which operates one of the nation’s busiest ports, is working non-stop to complete a project to raise the Bayonne Bridge to a height that will permit Post-Panamax vessels to travel under it."

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Upcoming Hidden Harbor Tours

Working Harbor Committee: "Learn about how floating dry docks work, the history of the Robbins Reef Lighthouse, tug boat yards, the Bayonne Bridge and it’s connection to the Panama Canal Expansion project, and more from our expert narrators – plus,the chance to get an epic selfie at sunset with Lady Liberty."

Monday, May 16, 2016

More high-paying Port Newark jobs should go to Newark residents

Opinion | "Yet, local residents only hold 10 percent of these middle-class jobs paying more than $40,000 annually. This is part of a broader, troubling picture — Newark residents, incredibly, hold only 18 percent of all jobs in the city. "

US East, Gulf ports hustling work in anticipation of bigger ships "But when the new locks finally open this June, more than two years behind the original schedule, the event may prove anti-climactic. Post-Panamax container ships that the new locks were built to handle have been calling at East Coast ports for the last three years from Asia via the Suez Canal. The ships on the Suez route began arriving at East Coast ports well before many of them had completed deepening their harbors; ships could only call some ports twice a day at high tide or after they had unloaded enough cargo to lighten their draft at ports with deeper channels before calling ports with shallower drafts."

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bayonne bridge in 2013. Before construction for the improvement to make it higher

#nycphotographer - freddygcano: "Bayonne bridge in 2013. Before construction for the improvement to make it higher."

Bayonne Bridge Instagram photos and videos

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US importers accelerate Asia cargo shift to East Coast ports "U.S. East Coast ports accelerated their grab of Asian import market share during the worst of the West Coast port crisis, and have not only kept their gains but built on them even after the congestion cleared."

Dredging Deeper for Bigger Ships

Working Harbor Committee: "Additionally, the roadway on the Bayonne Bridge is being raised 64 feet to allow larger ships to pass beneath to enter the port terminals in Newark Bay."

Newark kids choking on Port Authority's diesel exhaust

Editorial | "The Port Authority knows this, but it invested a paltry $1.2 million in the program after getting sticker shock. It would cost $150 million to cover the program, which a large sum, but not for an agency that routinely spends billions on capital projects like raising the Bayonne Bridge - a $1.3 billion project that will bring in twice as much cargo and produce more truck pollution."