Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Don't miss the boat on shipping

Baltimore Sun: "Even before the Post-Panamax ships come calling, many of our ports already suffer from severe congestion, which slows down shipping and increases costs for consumers. For example, while the Port of Baltimore has the appropriate depth, a critical nearby rail tunnel is more than 140 years old. That Civil War-era tunnel is not tall enough to allow for trains double-stacked with containers to pass through, creating a cargo bottle neck. In New York, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is raising the height of the Bayonne Bridge from 151 feet to 215 feet to accommodate larger ships that need to enter the port."