Sunday, March 7, 2010

Region's Bigger Ports Set Out to Attract More Business

Region's bigger ports set out to attract more business, too | | The News Journal: "At the Port of New York and New Jersey, which handles more than half the port traffic on the East Coast, the channels into the port are being dredged to 50 feet. The port is updating its road network and improving the rail system, and planning for future expansion, said Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the port there. In 2010 alone, the port is spending $130 million on all of the non-dredging upgrades, he said.

It still must contend with the nearby Bayonne Bridge, which limits the size of ships that can approach the port. The New Jersey state Assembly last month passed a resolution calling on the Port Authority to raise or replace the bridge."