Monday, January 2, 2017

New alliances, bigger ships put US ports on high alert "At New York-New Jersey, the largest port on the East Coast and the third-largest in the US, 2017 is likely to be dominated by the port’s preparation for the year-end opening of the elevated Bayonne Bridge. The bridge, which will be 215 feet high instead of 151 feet currently, will enable ships of up to 18,000-TEU capacity to call at all four of the port’s main terminals. Only ships of less than 10,000 TEUs are currently able to call because the existing bridge is too low to allow large ships to berth at three of the port’s main terminals; only Global Container Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey, located on the channel before the bridge, is currently able to service larger ships."