Friday, September 16, 2016

Alchemy: Shipping and commodities go mainstream at New York Maritime Forum

Seatrade Maritime News: "The presenters from the PANYNJ, a political body now in the spotlight due to its ongoing “Bridge-gate” scandal, talked about the port’s move to compete in the East Coast arms race- attracting “discretionary cargo”. Bethann Rooney, assistant director of the PANYNJ’s Port Commerce Department, said that after the raising of the Bayonne Bridge (not the site of Bridge-gate), with late 2017 expected completion, 12,000 teu vessels would be expected to be the new “workhorse” in the port, with some 14,000 teu vessels, and possibly some 18,000 teu ships) making calls at the port."