Thursday, July 7, 2016

Largest ship to call at NY-NJ highlights port productivity challenges "The opening of the Panama Canal’s new locks is the first of two events expected to result in bigger ships coming to New York-New Jersey. The second — the completion of a $1.3 billion project to raise the clearance under the Bayonne Bridge from 151 feet high to 215 feet — is expected by the end of 2017. That is expected to have a far larger impact — many neo-Panamax vessels, and a sizeable number of even smaller ships, can’t fit under the Bayonne Bridge. GCT Bayonne is the only major New York-New Jersey terminal that is outside the bridge and can accept the largest ships calling the port."