Sunday, October 30, 2016

A cop's best friend Port Authority graduates seven new canine teams

Hudson Reporter: "Perhaps the most famous Port Authority K9 ever was Sirius, who perished in the collapse of the World Trade Center’s South Tower on Sept. 11, 2001. A monument and dog run has been dedicated to Sirius near the foot of the Bayonne Bridge, one of the facilities that are overseen by the Port Authority."

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Moody's assigns Aa3 to PANYNJ Consolidated Bonds, 197th and 198th Series; Outlook stable

Moody's: "The authority operates all the interstate vehicular tunnels and bridges in the port district which, together with the Port Authority Bus Terminal, PATH and the Trans-Hudson Ferry service, constitute the authority's interstate transportation network. The bridges and tunnels include the Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, George Washington Bridge, Bayonne Bridge, the Goethals Bridge, and the Outerbridge Crossing."

Friday, October 28, 2016

Bayonne Bridge Weekend Schedule

Port Authority of NY & NJ: The bridge will be closed from "Friday, October 28, 9 p.m. around-the-clock until 7 p.m. Sunday, October 30"

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bridges of size

Noseweek: "The bridge finally opened on 19  March 1932. At 505 metres, it was aiming to become the largest single- span-arch bridge in the world. Alas, just before the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon, Bryson wryly records that “the Bayonne bridge in New York quietly opened and was found to be 6.35cm – 0.121% longer.”

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Bayonne Bridge team recently reached an important #milestone: completing the last #concrete placement for the new northbound #roadway deck spanning the Kill Van Kull waterway! The northbound roadway will be complemented in the near future by the southbound side. Now, it is fully connected to both the NJ and NY approaches. The countdown continues in anticipation of opening this new, higher roadway to the public!

Skanska USA on Instagram: "The Bayonne Bridge team recently reached an important completing the last concrete placement for the new northbound roadway deck spanning the Kill Van Kull waterway! The northbound roadway will be complemented in the near future by the southbound side. Now, it is fully connected to both the NJ and NY approaches. The countdown continues in anticipation of opening this new, higher roadway to the public!"

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Expanded Panama Canal to affect North American logistics flows

MMD: "In New York, for example, harbour navigation channels were deepened, and the Bayonne bridge, at the entrance of Newark Bay, is being raised. The project was touted as possibly “the most important and influential project related to modern day economics in the Northeast. Modern-day container ships may now enter the port fully loaded and safely,” said Col. David Caldwell, the Army Corps’ New York District Commander.

“Completion of the harbour deepening project is a major milestone in our efforts to meet the needs of the region’s 23 million consumers now and in the future,” said Port Authority Port Department Director Molly Campbell. “It culminates more than 25 years of work and $6 billion in public and private sector investment to ready the port for the new generation of vessels, and will continue to support the 336,000 jobs and billions in economic activity the port generates.”

The New York project will ensure that area businesses have easier and more affordable access to global markets with the completion of the Panama Canal expansion—and improve the shipping of goods to nearly 100 million American consumers living on the East Coast."

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Why can t cops crack down on jitney buses Death of an 11 year old in Jersey City may cause a change

Hudson Reporter: "Some of the jitneys that run from the foot of the Bayonne Bridge to New York City are covered under federal interstate laws, and so it would take a federal authority to oversee any street side inspection. "

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Last two Hanjin ships set to call NY-NJ port "The Hanjin Bremerhaven’s arrival follows the berthing Tuesday of another Hanjin ship that was previously arrested and held near the Panama Canal, the 7,500-TEU Hanjin Baltimore. It unloaded 1,500 containers at Maher Terminals and then moved to Global Container Terminals in Bayonne to unload 200 more containers.

The Hanjin Baltimore stopped at both terminals to avoid any problems passing under the Bayonne Bridge.

The bridge is too low for larger ships to pass under without being weighed down with cargo, but vessels must do so to get to Maher Terminals, the only one of the port’s four main terminals with a regular Hanjin call. Port officials worried that if all the containers were removed from the vessel at Maher Terminals, the ship would be too high to go under the bridge on departure."

Christie Aide in Bridge-Plot Trial Recalls Violent Acts by Governor

Courthouse News: "On the stand Frday, Kelly volunteered a number of potentially embarrassing stories about Christie. Among various Port Authority events in 2013 that Christie used for political fodder, Kelly said, were the groundbreaking of a new PATH station in Harrison and the retooling of the Bayonne Bridge."

Bayonne Bridge to Close All of Weekend

TAPinto: "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 through 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced."

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Expect nighttime closures on Bayonne Bridge this weekend "The Port Authority will close the bridge on Friday, Oct. 14, from 9 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Saturday. The bridge will be closed again on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 9 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Sunday."

New Hudson River rail tunnel could be funded by 2019 "The Hudson River tunnels have been included on the "President's Permitting Dashboard" which allows the same kind of fast tracking that the Port Authority used to speed up reconstruction of the Bayonne Bridge. That could save one year on an environmental review that is under way and "billions of dollars" off the final Gateway cost, Schumer said."

Hanjin ships head to NY-NJ as lawyers squabble

JOC.Com: "The Hanjin Switzerland docked at Maher Terminals about 7 p.m. Thursday in an unusual two-part move that also involved a stop at the Global Container Terminal in Bayonne, where cargo was removed and placed on a barge and sent on to Maher Terminals. The move was designed to avoid problems fitting the ship under the Bayonne Bridge."

Friday, October 14, 2016

Hanjin Bankruptcy Fiasco Still Hurting Apparel Importers

California Apparel News: "On the East Coast, a Hanjin ship that was to dock at Maher Terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey will be landing at the Global Container Terminal in Bayonne, N.J. The concern was if the ship left the port filled with empty cargo containers it would sit too high and not be able to pass under the Bayonne Bridge.

So cargo will be unloaded in Bayonne, loaded onto a barge and taken to Maher Terminals."

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Trump and Clinton pledge billions to fix US infrastructure

E&T Magazine: "One example he frequently cites is the Bayonne Bridge ‘Raise the Roadway’ project. Its economic objective is sound. The bridge connects New Jersey and Staten Island, NY, and raising its clearance will allow the new generation of larger Panamax container ships to pass easily into Newark Bay.

This is being achieved by building a new roadway above the existing one and removing the original. The bridge’s existing foundations and rights-of-way were carefully integrated into the design so that it would arguably have no significant environmental impact.

Yet, as Howard points out, there was a five-year pre-project review that resulted in a 20,000-page environmental assessment. Even after Bayonne’s approval, the project was then challenged in court by groups who thought the assessment insufficient."

Second Hanjin ship to call NY-NJ port since bankruptcy "By docking at that terminal, rather than the scheduled point of arrival at Maher Terminals, the 9,030-twenty-foot-equivalent-unit vessel will avoid any possible difficulty passing under the Bayonne Bridge, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Tuesday."

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Port of New York & New Jersey advancing toward goal of nation’s No. 1 containerport

AJOT.COM: "In an interview with the American Journal of Transportation, Campbell enthusiastically shared her thoughts on the recently finished deepening of the port’s harbor to 50 feet, the soon-to-be-completed raising of the Bayonne Bridge roadbed, the just-inked agreement to bring the port its first-ever comprehensive master plan and the possibility of extended gate hours by late next year."

Authority Warns of Heavier Bayonne Bridge Traffic Starting Tonight

TAPinto: "Work related to the new Goethals Bridge has necessitated the full overnight closure of the current Goethals span on Friday, Oct. 7 to demolish and replace a railroad bridge which crosses over the lanes that lead to the bridge."

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Clear sailing: Bayonne Bridge to stay open until Wednesday morning "Port Authority officials say that from Monday night through 9 a.m. Wednesday the bridge will remain open because of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. On Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 12 and 13, the bridge will close from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m."

Friday, October 7, 2016

Bayonne Bridge to remain open this weekend "According to the Port Authority, the bridge will remain open from 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, until 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, to accommodate travelers affected by a planned closure of the Goethals Bridge and traffic diversions related to the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project."

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Port of New York/New Jersey is meeting tomorrow’s challenges

AJOT.COM: "The Kill Van Kull is the principle strait through which all cargo ships enter Port Elizabeth and Port Newark. Robbins Reef Light marks the entrance to the channel, which spans 3 miles to Bergen Point, just under the Bayonne Bridge. At its widest point it is 0.5 miles. The Kill’s four doglegs are of particular interest to harbor pilots. A starboard turn must also be negotiated after clearing the bridge between Bergen Point and Shooters Island, a span of 0.65 mi in order to reach the container terminals in Newark Bay. The MSC Beryl with a 12,400 TEU capacity has a length of over 12,000 feet and a beam of nearly 159 feet. She draws 50.85-feet of water.  As a result of her size, the ship will have to await high tide to transit through the Kill Van Kull. It’s been said that big ships act like giant sails. With minimal water under her keel and a 15-knot wind, a ship like the MSC Beryl will require skillful navigating to transit from the Upper New York Bay to Newark Bay."

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PressReleasePoint: "The Bayonne Bridge will remain open from 3 p.m. Friday, October 7 until 7 p.m. Monday, October 10 to provide an alternate route for travelers affected by the planned closure of, and traffic diversions near, the Goethals Bridge.
The Bayonne Bridge also will remain open from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 5 a.m. Wednesday (October 11-12) in observance of Yom Kippur. On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (October 10, 12 and 13) the Bayonne Bridge will close from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (October 12-14) the bridge will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For Staten Island residents: Overnight closures of Richmond Terrace between Nicholas Avenue and Morningstar Road will take place Monday through Saturday, from 9 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning, for the next several weeks. During this time, residents will have local access to Newark Avenue and John Street. These closures are required to safely allow for overhead roadway installation."

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Stay away from the Goethals Bridge this weekend, Port Authority warns "After the bridge is reopened Saturday morning, drivers can expect a minimum of 25 to 30-minute delays, Prince said. He suggested drivers use the Outerbridge Crossing or the Bayonne Bridge, which will not be under construction this weekend."

Saturday, October 1, 2016

New Jersey docking pilot commission recruits for apprentice program

WorkBoat: "The program is open to licensed masters and mates with at least 10 years of industry experience, and five years in the towing industry. The pilots handle some of the largest ships in the world – including post-Panamax containerships, which for now can call at the Global Marine Terminal in Bayonne, but will have access to the harbor’s inner Newark Bay container ports when the $1.3 billion elevation of the Bayonne Bridge over the Kill Van Kull channel is completed."

Bayonne Bridge

Port Authority of NY & NJ - Alerts : " The Bayonne Bridge is now closed until 7pm Saturday, October 1st. Please plan an alternate route. The Bayonne Bridge will remain open throughout Columbus Day weekend, from 3 p.m. Friday, October 7 until 7 p.m. Monday, October 10, to accommodate travelers affected by a planned closure of the Goethals Bridge and traffic diversions related to the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project. In addition, there will be no daytime or nighttime closures on Tuesday, October 11, in observance of Yom Kippur."