Thursday, June 30, 2016

Video: Delayed Bayonne Bridge Project Impacts Residents

NJTV Public Media NJ Video: "Residents living near the Bayonne Bridge say the project to raise it has gone on longer than anticipated and is impacting their homes. The delays could also cost the Port of Newark big boat business."



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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fourth of July 2016: Travel information on buses, railway, ferry

SILive.com: "The Bayonne Bridge, which usually closes on the weekends for "Raise the Roadway" construction, will remain open all weekend."

Panama Canal Expansion: What Awaits Railroad Stocks?

Zacks.com: "This is because these shipments are limited by height of the Bayonne Bridge in New York and inability of East Coast ports to accommodate increasing container volumes, thereby keeping the West Coast railroad volumes intact. The company also said that given a higher proportion of cargo would be at sea due to longer travel period to reach East Coast, financially struggling shipment companies would have to buy more containers which would be tough for them."

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Panama Canal: It's OK if You Have a Bigger Boat

Economy Watch: "In addition, in New York, the Bayonne Bridge, which spans the channel between Bayonne, New Jersey and Staten Island, currently restricts both states' biggest ports from accepting these super-sized vessels. The project to raise the bridge has been delayed until the end of 2017 because of engineering miscalculations and construction work slowed by inclement weather."


Panama’s Big Bet, Part 3: A game changer for U.S. trucking?

CCJ: "The consensus is any shift won’t happen overnight. While most major East Coast ports can accept up to 10,000-TUE ships, they are scrambling to complete billion-dollar projects to host the 14,000-TEU ships capable of passing the Panama Canal. The Port of New York and New Jersey is set to complete the Bayonne Bridge navigational clearance project late next year, while the Port of Charleston and Port of Savannah are currently working on dredging projects to allow the largest Neopanamax ships to reach their ports in the next two years."

An expanded Panama Canal opens for giant ships

Journal Star: "This prospect has triggered activity up and down the East Coast. After delays, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey now says that a $1.3 billion project to raise the 85-year-old Bayonne Bridge will enable ships to pass under by late 2017."

Expanded Panama Canal open for business but questions linger on its ability to be a game changer

Logistics: "Gross also noted that many of the East Coast ports are not ready for the bigger ships, as they are either currently lacking the depth (Savannah, Charleston) or height (New York’s Bayonne Bridge), explaining that not many of the bigger ships will be deployed if they can’t call on New York."

Monday, June 27, 2016

Panama Canal expands, opens third lane

Fleet Owner: "A lot of those peaks and valleys have to do with the East Coast ports and how they have been gearing up for the expansion. The biggest problem, Gross noted, is the port of New York and New Jersey, which is an integral part of the ship commodity on the East Coast. Three of the port’s four major terminals could accept the larger container ships, but they are on the wrong side of the Bayonne Bridge, which remains too low to accommodate these new titanic cargo ships. Though the bridge is being raised, that effort isn’t expected to be completed until 2017."

Citizen avoids assaulting a piece of black plastic

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette: That was good advice, though I now understand why they invented whiskey as a calmative. I don’t drink anything stronger than Sam’s Choice Cola from Wal-mart, but I could dearly have used a shot of Old Grand Dad when a flashing sign appeared on our approach to the bridge that would take us to our destination: “Bayonne Bridge Closed. Consider Alternate Routes.”

Port Authority will vote on cashless tolls

NorthJersey.com: "A Port Authority spokesman said the agency plans to institute all-electronic tolling at the Bayonne Bridge with the opening of the bridge’s elevated roadway next year."

Bigger ships heading for Georgia

www.myajc.com: "The port of New York-New Jersey, where 40 percent of East Coast cargo alights, won’t finish raising the Bayonne Bridge to accommodate bigger ships until late next year. Shippers say the biggest vessels won’t come to the East Coast at all without deliveries to the massive New York market."

June 26th Inauguration For The Expanded Panama Canal Is Set

Seeking Alpha: "Many analysts, economists, investors and others have expressed their opinions regarding the impacts that the new locks will have on trade lanes accessing major seaports in the U.S. Seaports on the East Coast have made major investments in anticipation of new cargo traffic. Some of these investments, such as the Bayonne Bridge in New Jersey will not be ready until 2017."

Shipping leaders want Hampton Roads to have the deepest water on the East Coast. But is it worth it?

Ports & Rail | pilotonline.com: "The bigger ships won’t begin moving through the canal faster partly because of an air-draft restriction at the Bayonne Bridge, affecting access to most terminals at the Port of New York/New Jersey by larger ships. Port officials say that problem will be gone by the end of next year."

Bayonne Bridge Daily Schedule: June 27- July 1, 2016

City of Bayonne, NJ - Official Website: "Next weekend, the bridge will remain open from 5:00 am Friday, July 1,  through the weekend, and will not close until 9:00 am Tuesday, July 5, in observance of the July 4 holiday."

An expanded Panama Canal opens for giant ships

Chicago Tribune: "This prospect has triggered activity up and down the East Coast. After delays, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey now says that a $1.3 billion project to raise the 85-year-old Bayonne Bridge will enable ships to pass under by late 2017."

Explainer: how Panama Canal expansion will transform shipping once again

SFGate: "And in New York, the Bayonne Bridge, which spans the channel between Bayonne, New Jersey and Staten Island, currently restricts both states' biggest ports from accepting these super-sized vessels. The project to raise the bridge has been delayed until the end of 2017 because of engineering miscalculations and construction work slowed by inclement weather."

Friday, June 24, 2016

Bayonne Bridge to be closed this weekend for construction

SILive.com: "The Port Authority will close the bridge Friday at 11:59 p.m. and remain closed until Monday at 5 a.m. to accommodate ongoing construction of the "Raise the Roadway" project."

New $5.4B Panama Canal expansion ready for business

Construction Dive: "Port facilities in Norfolk, VA, Baltimore and Miami are ready for the bigger ships, but others in Charleston, SC, and Savannah, GA, are not. The behind-schedule Bayonne Bridge project is currently blocking access to three of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's largest port terminals, which have undergone a $6 billion overhaul according to USA Today. The Skanska USA-led joint venture announced that it would be late 2017 before the bridge is raised high enough to allow the large post-Panamax ships to safely pass. Planners originally timed the bridge's completion to the Panama Canal expansion completion, which was also delayed a few months after experiencing setbacks and delays."

$5.4-billion expansion of Panama Canal could reshape world trade routes

LA Times: "Ports on the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico — including New York, Miami and Houston — have been frantically gearing up for a bonanza. They have deepened their harbors, expanded rail lines and installed massive cranes. The Port Authority of New York  and New Jersey spent more than $1 billion to raise the level of the Bayonne Bridge to allow the big ships to pass under the roadway."

Thursday, June 23, 2016

30 June – Hidden Harbor Sunset Tour of Port Newark

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."

NY-NJ port able to handle 14,000-TEU ships after Bayonne Bridge raised

PenneyVanderbilt: "The Port of New York and New Jersey will be able to accommodate ships with capacities of 14,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units at its Newark Bay terminals as soon as the Bayonne Bridge is raised in the latter part of 2017, the port said."

Panama Canal expansion to be completed this month

Panama Canal expansion to be completed this month: "Some shipping companies have slowed their activities due to the ongoing uncertainty concerning the canal. Because New York, the largest eastern market, will remain without the ability to receive large freights, shipping companies will refrain to send their larger fleets. Others have opted for fitting their ships so they can fit the current infrastructure. One of the main concerns, in this case, is the Bayonne Bridge, which is to undergo a structural lift and a deepening of its harbor."

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bayonne Bridge

CORE Environmental Consultants, Inc.: "CORE Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CORE) was hired by Ahern Painting Contractors, Inc. to complete air and noise monitoring services as part of the lead paint abatement and repainting of the Bayonne Bridge. The bridge spans the Kill Van Kull, linking Bayonne, NJ, with the Port Richmond area of Staten Island, NY and is owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). The bridge has a mid-span clearance of 150 feet that permits oceangoing vessels to use this entrance to Port Newark and the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal without interference. The specific lead removal methods used by Ahern include: abrasive blasting, chemical stripping, hand-scraping and power-scraping (needle-gun scaler). CORE performed work area and containment air monitoring, as well as noise monitoring."

As Expanded Panama Canal Prepares to Open, New York Isn’t Ready

WSJ: "Late last year, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that a project to raise the Bayonne Bridge, an 83-year-old arch that spans the channel between Bayonne, N.J., and Staten Island, would be delayed until the end of 2017 because of engineering miscalculations and construction work slowed by inclement weather."

Today’s Top Supply Chain and Logistics News From WSJ

WSJ: "The busiest port on the U.S. East Coast will be watching the opening of an expanded Panama Canal with some apprehension. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s project to raise the Bayonne Bridge, a key barrier to bigger ships trying to reach container terminals, is falling behind schedule and won’t be done before the end of 2017, the WSJ’s Robbie Whelan reports. The bridge-raising is the signature project in the costly efforts underway along the Eastern seaboard to prepare for the new era that come with this week’s opening of the bigger Panama Canal. In the near term, the delay undercuts the economic calculations behind the canal’s expansion because larger ships from Asia will be blocked from the port’s three largest terminals, in Newark and Elizabeth, N.J. Given the port’s outsize role in supply chains, shipping lines are unlikely to commit much bigger vessels to the Panama Canal routes until they can add New York-New Jersey to their route maps."