Saturday, September 24, 2016

Weekend Schedule

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey: "The Bayonne Bridge is closed until 7pm Sunday, September 25th, 2016. Please plan an alternate route."

Container ship passing under the Bayonne bridge in fog.

YouTube: "Container ship passing under the Bayonne bridge in fog."

Thursday, September 22, 2016

'This is a joke, right?': Gondola idea draws priceless reactions

SILive.com: "Our readers were not impressed.

The high-flying gondola concept proposed by the Staten Island Economic Development Corp. didn't take off among our audience Tuesday.

The story spawned several jeers and puns, as well as suggestions on how to help commuters heading to Manhattan."

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

First Hanjin ship to call US East Coast port since bankruptcy

JOC.com: "The terminal agreed to work the ship after discussions with officials from labor, the terminal, and others involved resulted in the ship paying up front, and the parties came up with a plan to resolve a second  problem — the fact that once unloaded, the ship would be too high to get under the Bayonne Bridge.

That will be solved by loading containers from other carriers on the ship to weigh it down enough to fit under the bridge, port authority said."

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey plans to take space at 80 Pine St. in lower Manhattan

Crain's New York Business: "The new space will house the Port Authority's office of major capital projects, including the World Trade Center construction department, managed by Steve Plate, the agency's chief of major capital projects. Staff such as construction managers, architects, engineers and administrative personnel working on the WTC site and other undertakings, including a planned redevelopment of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, the Gateway tunnel and an ongoing project to increase the height of the Bayonne Bridge, will relocate to the space by the end of the year."

Bayonne Briefs

Hudson Reporter: "Before the opening of the skate park, skaters were relegated to what was essentially a parking lot with a few ramps – a far cry from the real street features of today’s park. The Bayonne Bridge is only a few hundred feet away, enhancing the park’s “street” style. The park includes a concrete mini pipe, four-set staircase, and enough rails to keep grind-happy skaters from tearing up private property. "

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Aerial gondola designer proposes route from Staten Island to Bayonne

SILive.com: "After the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) looked to the skies for a solution to the borough's transportation issues, a Colorado-based company came up with a design for an aerial gondola that runs from Elm Park to Bayonne in six minutes."






Monday, September 19, 2016

Bayonne Bridge Schedule: September 19-25, 2016

City of Bayonne, NJ - Official Website: "Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will perform a full weekend closure. The bridge will close at 9:00 pm Friday, September 23, and reopen by 7:00 pm Sunday, September 25."

Port Strategy | PANYNJ eager to attract ‘discretionary cargo’

Port Strategy: "Bethann Rooney, assistant director of the Port Commerce Department, added that once the project to raise the Bayonne Bridge is complete – providing an airdraft sufficient for 12,000 teu vessel calls - PANYNJ's maritime focus will be on densifying and automating facilities in the absence of land for expansion."

Sunday, September 18, 2016

FMC Commissioner Doyle Addresses Hanjin

FMC Commissioner Doyle Addresses Hanjin: "With respect to empties there is a problem with the vessel HANJIN MIAMI that is afloat outside of the Port of New York and New Jersey. The vessel is scheduled to be unloaded at the Maher Terminal. The MIAMI, provided there is funding to unload the ship, could indeed be unloaded at Maher. However, there are so many disputes right now attached to empty containers that the terminal is not going to load the empties back onto the ship. And, if the empties cannot be reloaded on the vessel, then the ship will not be able to depart the harbor because it would not have the air clearance to navigate under the Bayonne Bridge-- even at a dead low tide. The empties act as additional ballast weighting the ship down so it can navigate under the bridge. One solution discussed could be that empty containers owned or controlled by other ocean carriers could be loaded on the MIAMI."

Saturday, September 17, 2016

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 7 p.m. to accommodate ongoing construction of the "Raise the Roadway" project."