Saturday, April 29, 2017

Some restrictions lifted at Bayonne Bridge

American Shipper: "Ships carrying up to 9,800 TEUs can now call terminals west of the Bayonne Bridge without worrying about tidal conditions now that U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York and pilot organizations lifted air draft restrictions."

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Some restrictions lifted at Bayonne Bridge

American Shipper: "Ships carrying up to 9,800 TEUs can now call terminals west of the Bayonne Bridge without worrying about tidal conditions now that U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York and pilot organizations lifted air draft restrictio"

1958 Bayonne train disaster left dozens dead, bankrupted the bookies

NJ.com: "The search and rescue operation lasted six days. First responders included the Coast Guard, local fire, police, doctors, clergy, funeral directors and the Red Cross, Civil Defense and Salvation Army as well as area employees from Elco Marina and Englander Mattress Factory."

A thing of beauty: 20,000 gathered for Bayonne Bridge opening

NJ.com: "The day of the dedication began with an early morning drive over the bridge by Bayonne Mayor Lucius F. Donohoe at 5:01 a.m. That afternoon a record turnout of approximately 20,000 spectators crowded the Bayonne Plaza at Seventh Street and Hudson (now Kennedy) Boulevard for the festivities. Among the dignitaries were N.J. Gov. Morgan F. Larson and former N.Y. Gov. Alfred E. Smith. Local participants included the Bayonne High School chorus and band and organizations such as the Spanish-American War and World War I veterans, Exempt Firemen, Knights of Columbus, and the Girls Scouts. "

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Newark volumes up after N4 TOS go-live

Container Management: "Located within the Port of New York and New Jersey, PNCT handles 1.3m teu annually. When the region’s project to raise the Bayonne Bridge is completed, larger vessels will be able to call the port for the first time."

Problems with tugs and infrastructure hobble new Panama Canal locks, says Masters, Mates & Pilots

AJOT.COM: "In the United States, ports on the Atlantic coast such as Savannah, Jacksonville and New York have spent billions of dollars dredging harbors and raising bridges to accommodate the Neopanamax container ships. The Bayonne Bridge alone required an appropriation of $1.3 billion to raise that structure from 151 to 215 feet."

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to be closed this weekend

SILive.com: "The Port Authority will close the bridge Friday at 9 p.m. and it will remain closed until Sunday at 9 p.m. to accommodate ongoing construction of the "Raise the Roadway" project."

Here Today, Gondola Tomorrow?

WNYC News: "According to the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, when it comes to long commutes on and off the island, "there is a light at the end of the tunnel...or in this case at the end of the Bayonne Bridge." The SIEDC's alternative to the ferry is an aerial gondola, which would connect to a New Jersey Transit light rail station...which connects to the PATH train...which brings commuters into Manhattan. The group is seeking funding for a feasibility study. The gondola will be touring Staten Island for the next several days. Find out where it is here. "

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Port Newark Container Terminal Handles Record Volumes Immediately Following Upgrade to Navis N4 Terminal System

Yahoo News: "Located within the Port of New York and New Jersey—the largest port on the East Coast and third largest in the U.S.—PNCT is among the most important terminals responsible for moving cargo throughout the nation and abroad, handling 1.3 million TEUs annually. With the region’s massive project to raise the Bayonne Bridge near completion, larger vessels will be able to call at PNCT for the first time. As a result, PNCT has undergone a $500 million terminal redevelopment project—a move expected to increase container capacity to 2.3 million TEUs by 2019. This anticipated surge in container volumes, combined with the need to move cargo faster and more efficiently than ever before, drove the decision to upgrade to N4."

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

City officials temporarily shut down Bayonne Bridge project due to excessive dust

Hudson Reporter: “There was a lot of dust,” said Nadrowski. “Where you can write messages on car windows, that much dust. It was all over peoples’ clothes and windows.”

Nadrowski said it was clear that the demolition crews were not using enough water, resulting in dusty building material. “It was definitely the result of not following protocol,” said Nadrowski. Residents living near the construction have reported lead flakes in their yard, excessive noise, and other construction-related nuisances. “The people down there, and I’m one of them, live with a lot of inconveniences,” Nadrowski said. “It’s unacceptable; you can’t even breathe, you have to go home and take a shower.”

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

13,000-TEU ship heading for Port of Charleston in May

SC Biz News: "The Bayonne Bridge between New York and New Jersey is also being raised, and Charleston Harbor is set to be deepened to 52 feet."