Friday, July 22, 2016

Bayonne Bridge to be closed this weekend

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

Total Impact of Panama Canal Widening May Be Delayed

GlobeSt.com: "Hotchkiss echoed Breeze’s sentiments about global skepticism and the port upgrades in Savannah, Charleston and Richmond having some impact on business. “They’re working hard to deepen their ports. Also, in the New York and New Jersey ports, there are issues with the Bayonne Bridge, so shippers may have to wait to use that port because they won’t be able to get into it.”"

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Panama Canal Puts Pressure on U.S. Ports

Construction Equipment Guide: "The port authority of New York and New Jersey is in the process of raising the Bayonne Bridge from 151 ft. (46 m) to 215 ft. (65.5 m) to allow for the passage of cargo vessels below it. Other cities on the east coast, such as Miami, Charleston, Baltimore and Fort Lauderdale, also are in the process of renovations to their facilities to accommodate the ships coming in from the Panama Canal."

Saturday, July 16, 2016

PONYNJ and the Panama Canal

PANYNJ: "“The Panama Expansion Project coupled with the significant infrastructure investments made by the Port Authority and our container terminal operators allow bigger ships to call the PONYNJ,” said Bethann Rooney, assistant director, Port Performance Initiatives, Port Authority."

Friday, July 15, 2016

Bayonne Bridge to close this weekend for construction

SILive.com: "The Port Authority will close the bridge Friday at 11:59 p.m. and reopen the bridge on Monday at 5 a.m."


Container Ships Pass Under Bayonne Bridge

Video: "Day to night transition timelapse, with large container ships passing under Bayonne bridge, NJ, en route towards Newark Harbor."

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Port Welcomed Largest Container Ship Ever To Call On New York/New Jersey

Global Trade Magazine: "To prepare for the new larger ships, the Port Authority and its private-sector tenants have invested $6 billion in projects to prepare the port complex. The most critical investment is the raising of the roadway on the Bayonne Bridge, a $1.3 billion project that will increase the navigational clearance under the bridge from 151 feet to 215 feet. The bridge’s navigational clearance will be in place by the end of 2017, allowing all terminals to serve the largest ships calling the port. Ships docking at GCT Bayonne do not have to travel under the Bayonne Bridge."

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Massive Container Ship Arrives at Port of NY/NJ

TruckingInfo.com: "PANYNJ and its private-sector tenants have invested $6 billion in projects to prepare the port complex. The preparations includes raising the roadway on the Bayonne Bridge, increasing the navigational clearance under the bridge from 151 feet to 215 feet. The change will be in place by the end of 2017, allowing all terminals to serve the largest ships calling on the port."

HMM to deploy larger ships on trans-Pacific service calling US East Coast

JOC.Com: "These newbuilds are particularly noteworthy in that their air draft — the space between the top of a ship’s bridge and an object such as a bridge or crane — should allow them to transit under the Bayonne Bridge, according to industry analyst Alphaliner. The bridge prevents most mega-ships from reaching the majority of container terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey, but the port is currently working to the lift the bridge so larger ships can fully access the port, and that work is expected to wrap up in 2017."

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Ship upsizing no guarantee of trans-Pacific capacity glut

JOC.com: "The only terminal in the largest East Coast port complex that is not affected by the height limitation of the Bayonne Bridge right now is Global Container Terminal, but Zaninelli cautioned that carriers “can’t dump too much freight on Global” without overtaxing the yard and gates. "

Bayonne welcomes largest container ship to ever call on Port of N.Y. and N.J.

NJ.com: "The Port Authority noted that while the largest ships cannot travel under the Bayonne Bridge until 2017, ships can still dock at GCT Bayonne — just not at all the terminals at the port.
The $1.3 billion "Raise the Roadway" bridge project, which began in May 2013, is designed to raise the navigational clearance under the crossing from 151 feet to 215 feet to allow larger ships to travel under it.
The project was originally slated to achieve navigational clearance this year in time for the completion of the Panama Canal's expansion, but that was pushed back to late 2017, the Port Authority announced last fall."