Friday, June 29, 2012

Bayonne port gets $11M grant to increase capacity | The Asbury Park Press NJ | APP.com

Bayonne port gets $11M grant to increase capacity | The Asbury Park Press NJ | APP.com: "An $11.4 million grant has been awarded for a new facility outside the Bayonne Bridge that will be able to directly transfer containers from the terminal onto the national rail network."

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JLL: Flurry of Port Development in NY/NJ - Citybizlist New York

JLL: Flurry of Port Development in NY/NJ - Citybizlist New York: "The raising of the Bayonne Bridge will allow the larger container vessels to pass under the bridge. The bridge, which connects Bayonne with Staten Island, will be raised from a 151 foot clearance to a 215 foot clearance via the "Raise the Roadway" project. This is expected to be completed in 2014."

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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Federal Grant Could Help Region's Cargo Industry - WNYC

Federal Grant Could Help Region's Cargo Industry - WNYC: "Most New York and New Jersey ports are in danger of losing business, because the larger vessels don't fit underneath a bridge they have to sail under to reach most area ports.  The Port Authority is spending $1 billion to lift the Bayonne Bridge that connects New Jersey to Staten Island, so the ships will be able to sail underneath."

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hudson Reporter - Getting ready for the ships Global Terminal on JC Bayonne border gets for key piece in rail link

Hudson Reporter - Getting ready for the ships Global Terminal on JC Bayonne border gets for key piece in rail link: "Dressed in business suits and other attire more appropriate for the office than the waterfront, they seemed to stand out against a backdrop of moving container freight and construction equipment that weaved across the surface of what will shortly become the most important cargo facility in the New York area, part of a $350 million upgrade that will allow the newest and largest container freight ships to unload prior to the raising of the Bayonne Bridge."

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Saturday, June 23, 2012

$11.4M grant for Port Authority to help speed up cargo deliveries | NJ.com

$11.4M grant for Port Authority to help speed up cargo deliveries | NJ.com: "Thanks in part to an $11.4 million grant announced by LaHood, the Port of New York and New Jersey will be able to speed up those cargo deliveries while the state rushes to raise the Bayonne Bridge in preparation for super-sized ships that will arrive through a widened Panama Canal in 2014."

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Friday, June 22, 2012

Hudson Reporter - Global Terminals gets 13 million for rail link

Hudson Reporter - Global Terminals gets 13 million for rail link: "U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood came to Global Terminals on the border of Jersey City and Bayonne bearing a federal grant for $13 million that will revamp the way the container port handles freight allowing cargo to be brought from ship to rail."

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Feds award $11 million for NJ port project - NorthJersey.com

Feds award $11 million for NJ port project - NorthJersey.com: "The new facility will be located next to the Global Terminal. That is to the east of the Bayonne Bridge, which is too low for the growing number of larger ships expected after the Panama Canal is widened in 2014. "

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Port Authority stonewalls on its Staten Island tolls report | SILive.com

Port Authority stonewalls on its Staten Island tolls report | SILive.com: "Rep. Michael Grimm this month declared "all-out war" on the P.A., demanding immediate release of the study and threatening to block a federal effort to raise the Bayonne Bridge by 2014."

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Monday, June 18, 2012

East Coast ports scramble to upgrade for Panama's big ships – USATODAY.com

East Coast ports scramble to upgrade for Panama's big ships – USATODAY.com: "The Army Corps of Engineers is expected to finish dredging a 50-foot deep channel to three terminals in New York Harbor by the end of the year and to the main New York terminal by 2014, according to New York/New Jersey Port Authority spokesman Hunter Pendarvis. The authority has committed $1 billion to raise the Bayonne Bridge by 64 feet to allow the bigger ships to pass under, he said."

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Friday, June 15, 2012

Port Strategy - Eggs in one basket

Port Strategy - Eggs in one basket: "US East Coast ports have staked everything on the blessings of the Panama Canal, says Martin Rushmere"

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Building blocks: Man creates Bayonne Bridge out of Legos | NJ.com

Building blocks: Man creates Bayonne Bridge out of Legos | NJ.com: "An effort to save the region’s shipping industry by raising the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge will take at least another four years to complete.
Jonathan Lopes, on the other hand, reconstructed the entire bridge in a little over 12 hours. Then again, his version is 5 feet long and made of Legos."

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Staten Island's Grimm ready for 'war' with Port Authority | Michael Grimm for Congress

Staten Island's Grimm ready for 'war' with Port Authority | Michael Grimm for Congress: ""Without the container port, there is no incentive for my constituents to raise the Bayonne Bridge or pay for it," said the congressman. "Without it, what does that mean for the whole maritime industry in New York? I will do everything in my power to make sure New Jersey bears the cost of raising that bridge.""

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JUNE 14-15: GOV. CHRISTIE AND LT. GOV. GUADAGNO SET TO ADDRESS I.CON-THE INDUSTRIAL CONFERENCE | New Jersey RealEstateRama

JUNE 14-15: GOV. CHRISTIE AND LT. GOV. GUADAGNO SET TO ADDRESS I.CON-THE INDUSTRIAL CONFERENCE | New Jersey RealEstateRama: "I.con will conclude with a Panama Canal Presentation by Bisacquino who will share his experiences gained from a recent real estate tour of Panama. The Panama Canal expansion resonates in the New Jersey/New York region in the form of the project to raise the Bayonne Bridge to permit passage into the port by those larger vessels enabled by the canal’s expansion. Raising the Bayonne Bridge has been a key advocacy issue for NAIOP New Jersey and its members. Six continuing education credits (CEUs) are pending approval for NJ Licensed Real Estate Brokers"

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Hidden Harbor Newark Bay Tour – June 19! « Working Harbor Committee

Hidden Harbor Newark Bay Tour – June 19! « Working Harbor Committee: "Hidden Harbor Newark Bay Tour – June 19!"

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Ship Antenna Height Advisory

http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/maritimepilot/pdf/advisory001-12.pdf

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sires wins expected landslide in Democratic primary for 8th Congressional District | NJ.com

Sires wins expected landslide in Democratic primary for 8th Congressional District | NJ.com: "Sires said that despite of the end of earmarks, he will concentrate on bringing federal funds to the district -- including urging President Barack Obama to commit federal funds to help pay for the $1 billion cost of raising the roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge, a project he says is vital to maintain 280,000 regional jobs."

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Bayonne Bridge over Kill Van Kull, Staten Island-New Jersey | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Bayonne Bridge over Kill Van Kull, Staten Island-New Jersey | Flickr - Photo Sharing!: "Location: Staten Island, New York and Bayonne, New Jersey
Carry: 4 road lanes of NY 440/NJ440 with walkway
Type: Steel arch bridge
Opened: 15 November 1931
Average daily traffic volumes (2008): 20,000"

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Bayonne Bridge, NJ | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Bayonne Bridge, NJ | Flickr - Photo Sharing!: "The Bayonne Bridge is the fourth-longest steel arch bridge in the world, and was the longest in the world at the time of its completion. It connects Bayonne, New Jersey with Staten Island, New York, spanning the Kill Van Kull."

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Staten Island's Grimm ready for 'war' with Port Authority | SILive.com

Staten Island's Grimm ready for 'war' with Port Authority | SILive.com: "Rep. Michael Grimm says raising the Bayonne Bridge is dead in the water unless the Port Authority -- and the governors of New York and New Jersey -- come up with a plan to offset the onerous tolls paid by New York Container Terminal truckers, which threaten to put Howland Hook out of business in a few years."

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Cargo vessel "NYK Clara" hit Bayonne Bridge with its mast | Digg Topnews

Cargo vessel "NYK Clara" hit Bayonne Bridge with its mast | Digg Topnews:

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Forget Madison County! Here are the Majestic Bridges of New York City - InfoBarrel

Forget Madison County! Here are the Majestic Bridges of New York City - InfoBarrel: "One of the unheralded but still strikingly beautiful accesses to new York City is the Bayonne bridge that connects the state of New jersey with the city across the Kill Van Kull. This bridge is by most accounts one of least majestic of the bridges of New York City and yet is the fourth largest steel arch bridge in the world.
The Bayonne Bridge is also notable for the current renovation project that is planned for it. The bridge is an impediment to any ships wishing to enter the Port of Newark. With the expansion of the Panama Canal, larger container ships will be visiting this port but would be unable to pass under the current bridge. The civil engineers engaged to solve the problem have decided to build a rod bed above the existing one and then demolish the lower level. Bridge technology will take another leap forward on the majestic bridges of New York City."

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Space Shuttle Enterprise gets a lift from N.J. maritime contractor | NJ.com

Space Shuttle Enterprise gets a lift from N.J. maritime contractor | NJ.com: "Today, the barge is scheduled to cast off in Jamaica Bay, pass beneath the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and laze toward Bayonne, traveling at a leisurely pace so folks can snap pictures."

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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Space shuttle to make second trip around Hudson County tomorrow | NJ.com

Space shuttle to make second trip around Hudson County tomorrow | NJ.com: "A barge will first tow the shuttle atop a barge to Port Elizabeth, passing Coney Island and the Verazzano and Bayonne bridges along the slow-speed cruise that should take most of the day."

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Taking A Walk on the Bayonne Bridge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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Cargo ship's mast strikes Bayonne Bridge - NorthJersey.com

Cargo ship's mast strikes Bayonne Bridge - NorthJersey.com: "The metal mast of a passing freight ship struck the underside of the Bayonne Bridge on Friday night, but engineers found no damage and the bridge was never closed to traffic, authorities said."

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Friday, June 1, 2012

Contest heats up in Eighth Congressional District Democratic primary | NJ.com

Contest heats up in Eighth Congressional District Democratic primary | NJ.com: "Sires continues to push for funding to raise the roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge, a critical component of keeping the local ports humming, Daughtrey said."

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