Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Possible longshormen's strike could cripple Port of N.Y. and N.J. | NJ.com

Possible longshormen's strike could cripple Port of N.Y. and N.J. | NJ.com: "Contract talks broke down last Wednesday between the United States Maritime Alliance, which represents the shipping industry, and the International Longshoremen’s Association, whose 15,000 members work in deep sea ports from Halifax, Nova Scotia to New Orleans, La., including nearly more than 3,000 ILA workers at terminals in Newark, Elizabeth, Staten Island and Brooklyn."

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Panama Canal’s new revolution - Omaha.com

Panama Canal’s new revolution - Omaha.com: "What do the Bayonne Bridge in New York City, shipyards in South Korea, soy plantations in Brazil and Midlands farmers have in common? The new, enlarged Panama Canal that is set to start operations in late 2014 or 2015.

This one construction project, huge and complex as it is, will ripple across the surface of the world like a cannonballer diving into a swimming pool, changing the future of global trade forever."

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As shipping vessels grow taller, the race is on to raise the Bayonne Bridge | NJ.com

As shipping vessels grow taller, the race is on to raise the Bayonne Bridge | NJ.com: "As tugs nudged the Swedish container ship Atlantic Concert narrowly under the Bayonne Bridge toward the Port Newark/Elizabeth Marine Terminal complex, a crewman on the ship’s upper deck waved to a passerby on the bridge’s pedestrian walkway.
A few feet closer and they could have shaken hands."

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A $650 Million Expansion of Port Newark Spurs Interest in Its Environs - NYTimes.com

A $650 Million Expansion of Port Newark Spurs Interest in Its Environs - NYTimes.com: "To guarantee that the larger vessels will have enough clearance to enter the harbor, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has been dredging the harbor. The agency also plans to raise the roadway on the Bayonne Bridge, a $1 billion project that will begin next year. To prepare for the increased volume, port operators have been upgrading their facilities, like the $650 million expansion at Port Newark."

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Battle of Bayonne « « Business Facilities | The Location AdvisorBusiness Facilities | The Location Advisor

Battle of Bayonne « « Business Facilities | The Location AdvisorBusiness Facilities | The Location Advisor: "According to a report in NJ’s largest newspaper, the Star-Ledger, a coalition of environmental and community leaders has been joined by the Teamsters union in an effort to slow down the Bayonne Bridge project until a variety of concerns are met to their satisfaction. The group, calling itself the Coalition for Healthy Ports, is threatening legal action."

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Battle of Bayonne « « Business Facilities | The Location AdvisorBusiness Facilities | The Location Advisor

Battle of Bayonne « « Business Facilities | The Location AdvisorBusiness Facilities | The Location Advisor: "More than 80 years after it was built, the Bayonne Bridge is about to rise again.

When the Bayonne Bridge was completed in 1931, the American Institute of Steel Construction declared the elegant span connecting New Jersey and Staten Island “the most beautiful steel bridge open to traffic in the United States.” The decision to use a single, innovative, arch-shaped truss to span the Kill Van Kull waterway was inspired in part by its beauty, said chief bridge designer Othmar H. Ammann at the dedication ceremony on Nov. 14, 1931."

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Bayonne Bridge project will mean $380 million in wages, say officials | NJ.com

Bayonne Bridge project will mean $380 million in wages, say officials | NJ.com: "The raising of the Bayonne Bridge roadway is projected to provide $380 million in wages for 1,500 construction and related jobs over a nearly four-year period, according to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Garden State officials who gathered in Jersey City, today."

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Monday, August 13, 2012

Car carrier Firmament Ace going through the Bayonne Bridge. - YouTube

Car carrier Firmament Ace going through the Bayonne Bridge. - YouTube:

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sunset, bayonne bridge, usa - inspiring picture on Favim.com

sunset, bayonne bridge, usa - inspiring picture on Favim.com:

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Paint Removal on the Bayonne Bridge: Hold your breath! | North Shore Community Coalition for Environmental Justice

Paint Removal on the Bayonne Bridge: Hold your breath! | North Shore Community Coalition for Environmental Justice: "Those of us living in the shadow of the Bayonne Bridge were amazed to see the cloth "shroud" go up around the Staten Island footing recently - with no advance notice to the community.

We learned, via our own NYC Dep't of Environmental Protection, that this is a Pt Authority NY/NJ project, involving scraping the paint from the bridge.

Lead Paint."

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bridge work will finish sooner | recordonline.com

Bridge work will finish sooner | recordonline.com: "The Port Authority's $1 billion project to raise the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge will now be completed before — rather than after — larger container ships begin moving through a widened Panama Canal."

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

After car bursts into flames, Staten Island man arrested for impersonating a cop | SILive.com

After car bursts into flames, Staten Island man arrested for impersonating a cop | SILive.com: "Port Authority Police arrested a 32-year-old Mariners Harbor man posing as a New York City police officer Sunday after he crashed his car into a light pole and it burst into flames on the Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway, near the Bayonne Bridge.

The unlicensed driver was allegedly driving drunk with a six-shot, fully loaded revolver and handcuffs in his car."

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Staten Island pols on board with plan to raise Bayonne Bridge | SIGOP: Republican Party of Staten Island

Staten Island pols on board with plan to raise Bayonne Bridge | SIGOP: Republican Party of Staten Island: "Via SiLive.com - Despite the current lack of toll relief for New York Container Terminal truckers, the Bayonne Bridge should still be raised for safety and regional economic reasons, three prominent Staten Island politicos maintain."

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Bayonne Bridge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Bayonne Bridge | Flickr - Photo Sharing!:

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New York's Fast Growing Ports Move To Unseat LA's: Gothamist

New York's Fast Growing Ports Move To Unseat LA's: Gothamist: "Of course, there are catches—our ports are still dominated by imports rather than exports and things can change quickly. But still, it's nice to know that our trade region—which includes the Port Authority's four major seaports: Port Jersey Marine Terminal in Bayonne and Jersey City; Brooklyn Port Authority Marine Terminal, comprising the Brooklyn Piers and Red Hook Container Terminal; Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; and Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal as well as the area's major airports—is doing well."

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PANAMA CITY, Panama: Widening of Panama Canal will remake world trade patterns - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com

PANAMA CITY, Panama: Widening of Panama Canal will remake world trade patterns - World Wires - MiamiHerald.com: "Ports up and down the U.S. Atlantic Seaboard are in a frenzied race to get ready for the larger, slower, more efficient ships that one day will ply the oceans.

They are dredging harbors, expanding rail lines, taking a look at port facilities and distribution centers and, in the case of the New York City area, preparing to elevate the roadway on the Bayonne Bridge so that bigger vessels can slip underneath to Newark Harbor."

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Container ship passing under the Bayonne bridge in fog. - YouTube

Container ship passing under the Bayonne bridge in fog. - YouTube: "http://youtu.be/xMlMd7D4o8Y"

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Bayonne Bridge to Be Completed by 2015, In Time For the Canal Ships | Remax NJ

Bayonne Bridge to Be Completed by 2015, In Time For the Canal Ships | Remax NJ: "According to the Port Authority officials of New York & New Jersey the deck-removal portion of the $1-billion project to raise the Bayonne Bridge will be complete by the fall of 2015. "

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Hudson Reporter - In the nick of time Bayonne Bridge road raising to be expedited for cargo increase

Hudson Reporter - In the nick of time Bayonne Bridge road raising to be expedited for cargo increase: "Pedestrians stopping at the top of the Bayonne Bridge walkway can see for miles. Soon, thanks to action taken by President Barack Obama and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, ports along the shores of Newark Bay will be seeing an increase in cargo."

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Meadowlands Racetrack chairman says he's 'disappointed' with performance of Bayonne wagering facility | NJ.com

Meadowlands Racetrack chairman says he's 'disappointed' with performance of Bayonne wagering facility | NJ.com: "Gural said he expected more traffic from Staten Island and blamed high tolls at the Bayonne Bridge for keeping those residents away from the $18 million facility that opened July 17 at 400 Route 440 North off Fifth Street."

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Office of the Governor | Newsroom

Office of the Governor | NewsroomGovernor Chris Christie issued the following statement on the Obama Administration’s announcement today that it will expedite the “Raise the Roadway” project, a modernization of the Bayonne Bridge to accommodate larger, post-Panamax container ships following the completion of the Panama Canal expansion in 2015: 

"A PDF copy of that letter can be found attached to this release."

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