Thursday, July 20, 2017

Port of NY & NJ Welcomes Largest Boxship Ever

Maritime Executive: "The Berlin measures longer than 1,200 feet; to date, the ships calling New York and New Jersey terminals have been 1,000 feet long and under. The newly completed Bayonne Bridge clearance project made her arrival possible. "

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Port Authority finalizes plan to open Bayonne Bridge on Sundays "Port Authority officials said yesterday that the Bayonne Bridge, normally closed for construction on weekends, will open at 3 p.m. Sundays and hopefully alleviate some of the massive traffic jams that have occurred the past two weekends."

Bayonne Bridge will be open Sunday nights "Any weekend closings will end on Sunday afternoon to allow the bridge to absorb some of the traffic heading back to New York from the Jersey Shore and other destinations."

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

First 13,000 TEU Containership Transits Under New York and New Jersey's Raised Bayonne Bridge – gCaptain

gCaptainAt 13,208 TEU, the Berlin measures more than 1,200 feet in length. It is now the largest vessel to transit under the Bayonne Bridge, which was only recently raised to a height of 215 feet (65.5 meters) from its original 151 foot (46 meter) vessel passage clearance. Previously, the air draft clearance of the bridge limited the size of ships able to call at the port, but it’s now possible for larger ships to enter Newark Bay without any air draft issues.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Jersey traffic nightmare results in Bayonne Bridge opening Sunday night | "In response to traveler concerns and what has become record volumes of traffic going over the Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge this summer, we will no longer close the Bayonne Bridge on Sunday nights," said Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman. "Any weekend closings will end on Sunday afternoon to allow the bridge to absorb some of the traffic heading back to New York from the Jersey Shore and other destinations."

Sunday, July 16, 2017

DMV cracks down on toll evaders by suspending registrations

New York Post: "The PA’s new Bayonne Bridge and the Thruway Authority’s Tappan Zee Bridge are also cashless."

Friday, July 14, 2017


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (via Public): "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend - from 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 14, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 17 - to accommodate ongoing construction work on the crossing."

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Getting your way around Staten Island via mass transit "New Jersey Transit's Hudson-Bergen Light Rail opened in the spring of 2000 and the closest station to the Island is at 8th Street in Bayonne, a five-minute, drive from the Bayonne Bridge, which is undergoing a massive reconstruction project.

Or, Islanders can board the MTA's limited-run S89 line along Richmond Avenue during weekday rush hours only, go over the Bayonne Bridge and get off at the first stop, the 34th Street Hudson-Bergen station. Construction delays may interrupt service, so it's best to check the MTA website for advisories."

Port of NY/NJ box volume growth continues in May

American Shipper: "Looking ahead, the port could potentially expect an even further increase in cargo volumes, in the wake of the port authority recently completing a multiyear project to raise the height of the Bayonne Bridge between New Jersey and Staten Island to allow ships over 9,800 TEUs to call terminals west of the bridge."