Thursday, December 14, 2017

New Jersey's Rapid Industrial Construction Still Can't Keep Up With Demand

BISNOW.com: "The rise in demand has only accelerated, as the raising of the Bayonne Bridge between New Jersey and Staten Island has allowed for bigger ships to reach the ports of Newark and Elizabeth, thereby increasing users' need for space to handle incoming shipments. According to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, deliveries to New York and New Jersey ports between July and October increased by 7.4% over the same period of 2016."

Friday, December 8, 2017

How far over budget has Bayonne Bridge project gone?

NJ.com: "Citing "multiple complexities and construction challenges," the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday approved an additional $350 million to $400 million, bringing the initial $1.3 billion price tag to nearly $1.7 billion."

Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Rising Cost of Luring Megaships to Newark

WSJ (subscription required): "The cost of modifying the Bayonne Bridge to open up the Port of New York and New Jersey to a new class of megaships has risen again and looks set to reach nearly $1.7 billion."

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Port Authority: Bayonne Bridge temporarily closed due to injured worker

NJ.com: "The 49-year-old man sustained a severe injury to his leg this afternoon on the lower level of the Bridge that is being demolished, according to Joseph Pentangelo, spokesman for the Port Authority Police Department."

Monday, November 20, 2017

Bayonne Bridge reopened; equipment cleared from roadway

SILive.com: "The PA closed the bridge to traffic Sunday in both directions at around 10:50 a.m. on Sunday. The bridge reopened at 12:12 p.m. after the equipment was removed, said Joseph Pentangelo, a PA spokesman.

"ESU has secured the equipment,which was hanging. There was a visual inspection of the bridge and details to follow," he said."

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Bayonne Bridge is now closed in both directions due to emergency construction

Port Authority Alerts & Advisories: "The Bayonne Bridge is now closed in both directions due to emergency construction. Please plan alternate route."

Friday, November 17, 2017

Overnight closure of Bayonne Bridge is announced

NJ.com: The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from midnight tonight until 8 a.m. tomorrow, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials said.

Managing the New Panamax Containerships

Maritime Professional: "“We’re thrilled to have CMA CGM T. Roosevelt call at our port and serve as the celebratory vessel for the raising of the Bayonne Bridge,” Molly Campbell, Port Director at the Port of New York and New Jersey, explained in a prepared statement. “We invested billions of dollars to raise the Bayonne Bridge, deepen harbor channels, install rail facilities at all of our terminals and improve our port road network, with the goal of attracting the world’s biggest ships and cargo to our port and the jobs and economic activity they provide,” she added. "