Saturday, April 29, 2017

Some restrictions lifted at Bayonne Bridge

American Shipper: "Ships carrying up to 9,800 TEUs can now call terminals west of the Bayonne Bridge without worrying about tidal conditions now that U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York and pilot organizations lifted air draft restrictions."

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Some restrictions lifted at Bayonne Bridge

American Shipper: "Ships carrying up to 9,800 TEUs can now call terminals west of the Bayonne Bridge without worrying about tidal conditions now that U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York and pilot organizations lifted air draft restrictio"

1958 Bayonne train disaster left dozens dead, bankrupted the bookies "The search and rescue operation lasted six days. First responders included the Coast Guard, local fire, police, doctors, clergy, funeral directors and the Red Cross, Civil Defense and Salvation Army as well as area employees from Elco Marina and Englander Mattress Factory."

A thing of beauty: 20,000 gathered for Bayonne Bridge opening "The day of the dedication began with an early morning drive over the bridge by Bayonne Mayor Lucius F. Donohoe at 5:01 a.m. That afternoon a record turnout of approximately 20,000 spectators crowded the Bayonne Plaza at Seventh Street and Hudson (now Kennedy) Boulevard for the festivities. Among the dignitaries were N.J. Gov. Morgan F. Larson and former N.Y. Gov. Alfred E. Smith. Local participants included the Bayonne High School chorus and band and organizations such as the Spanish-American War and World War I veterans, Exempt Firemen, Knights of Columbus, and the Girls Scouts. "

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Newark volumes up after N4 TOS go-live

Container Management: "Located within the Port of New York and New Jersey, PNCT handles 1.3m teu annually. When the region’s project to raise the Bayonne Bridge is completed, larger vessels will be able to call the port for the first time."

Problems with tugs and infrastructure hobble new Panama Canal locks, says Masters, Mates & Pilots

AJOT.COM: "In the United States, ports on the Atlantic coast such as Savannah, Jacksonville and New York have spent billions of dollars dredging harbors and raising bridges to accommodate the Neopanamax container ships. The Bayonne Bridge alone required an appropriation of $1.3 billion to raise that structure from 151 to 215 feet."

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to be closed this weekend "The Port Authority will close the bridge Friday at 9 p.m. and it will remain closed until Sunday at 9 p.m. to accommodate ongoing construction of the "Raise the Roadway" project."

Here Today, Gondola Tomorrow?

WNYC News: "According to the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation, when it comes to long commutes on and off the island, "there is a light at the end of the tunnel...or in this case at the end of the Bayonne Bridge." The SIEDC's alternative to the ferry is an aerial gondola, which would connect to a New Jersey Transit light rail station...which connects to the PATH train...which brings commuters into Manhattan. The group is seeking funding for a feasibility study. The gondola will be touring Staten Island for the next several days. Find out where it is here. "

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Port Newark Container Terminal Handles Record Volumes Immediately Following Upgrade to Navis N4 Terminal System

Yahoo News: "Located within the Port of New York and New Jersey—the largest port on the East Coast and third largest in the U.S.—PNCT is among the most important terminals responsible for moving cargo throughout the nation and abroad, handling 1.3 million TEUs annually. With the region’s massive project to raise the Bayonne Bridge near completion, larger vessels will be able to call at PNCT for the first time. As a result, PNCT has undergone a $500 million terminal redevelopment project—a move expected to increase container capacity to 2.3 million TEUs by 2019. This anticipated surge in container volumes, combined with the need to move cargo faster and more efficiently than ever before, drove the decision to upgrade to N4."

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

City officials temporarily shut down Bayonne Bridge project due to excessive dust

Hudson Reporter: “There was a lot of dust,” said Nadrowski. “Where you can write messages on car windows, that much dust. It was all over peoples’ clothes and windows.”

Nadrowski said it was clear that the demolition crews were not using enough water, resulting in dusty building material. “It was definitely the result of not following protocol,” said Nadrowski. Residents living near the construction have reported lead flakes in their yard, excessive noise, and other construction-related nuisances. “The people down there, and I’m one of them, live with a lot of inconveniences,” Nadrowski said. “It’s unacceptable; you can’t even breathe, you have to go home and take a shower.”

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

13,000-TEU ship heading for Port of Charleston in May

SC Biz News: "The Bayonne Bridge between New York and New Jersey is also being raised, and Charleston Harbor is set to be deepened to 52 feet."

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Port Authority suspends construction, repair projects for Easter weekend "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from Tuesday, April 18, to Thursday, April 20, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The bridge will remain open Monday night, April 17, into Tuesday morning to accommodate the scheduled closing of the eastbound Goethals Bridge Monday overnight for pavement repair work."

Saturday, April 15, 2017

With The L Train’s Pending Shutdown, Will Brooklyn Hipsters Trade Bushwick For Bayonne?

Jersey Digs: "Among other developments catching the eyes of trendy Bushwick hipsters through offerings of lower rents and easy escape from the impending L train shutdown are Park Bayonne, Skye Lofts (North and South), and 175 West 7th Street. The latter is located on prime development land with iconic views of Manhattan to the east and the Bayonne Bridge to the south."

Friday, April 14, 2017

Goethals Bridge Staten Island-bound lanes to be closed Monday night "The Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing will remain open Monday as alternate routes. "

Suez Canal Bridge

tugster: a waterblog: "But five and a half  years have elapsed, not without change.  So earlier this week, Suez Canal in the KVK and under the Bayonne Bridge looked like this.  See the worker above the new roadbed?"

Intermodal infrastructure - the nuts and bolts moving from the quay to the hinterland

Seatrade Maritime News: "The meeting also saw presentations by executives from the railroad, airfreight and trucking segments. PNCT has committed to invest $500m through 2030; its investment in “rail on dock” has been noteworthy. It comes at a time that the first anniversary of the widened Panama Canal is nine months away. Another project in New York harbor, the raised roadway of the Bayonne Bridge, expected to be completed later this year, will allow larger ships bound for PNCT (and three other terminals on the New Jersey mainland) to pass under the bridge. PNCT handled approximately 1.2m teu in 2016."

Monday, April 10, 2017

Street and sidewalks to be closed for Bayonne Bridge construction "The Port Authority will close Innis Street and both sidewalks from John Street to Morningstar Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Monday, April 10 through Friday, April 14, according to the agency's website."

Friday, April 7, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to be closed overnight Friday for 'Raise the Roadway' project "The Port Authority will close the bridge from 11:59 p.m. Friday until 8 a.m. Saturday to accommodate ongoing construction of the "Raise the Roadway" project."

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

On Turning 86

tugster: a waterblog: "I’d like to give a hat tip to all the Bayonne Bridge workers who work with such skill and safety in this enormous project, one of at least six bridge projects happening simultaneously in the greater sixth boro."

Grapevine: Virginia port wins big-ship bragging rights over Charleston, Savannah

Business | "Once a project to raise the Bayonne Bridge in New Jersey is completed later this year, Newsome said he expects the 2M Alliance, a consortium of Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping, will add a second weekly service to Charleston using a similar-size vessel."

When will Trump and Congress shred the red tape?

Washington Examiner: "As Howard points out, current laws impose "a jungle of red tape." For example, on the proposal to raise the Bayonne Bridge, which currently blocks the supertankers coming through the enlarged Panama Canal, it includes the following: "a requirement to study historic buildings within a two-mile radius even though the project touched no buildings; notice to Native American tribes around the country to participate even though the project would not be disturbing any new ground; and 47 permits from 19 different agencies. The environmental review for this project — again, a project with virtually no environmental impact — was 20,000 pages, including appendices. Proceeding on an expedited timetable, permits were finally awarded after five years. Then some self-styled environmentalists sued claiming ... you guessed it, "inadequate review." The Port Authority started construction anyway, and hopes to complete the project in 2019, 10 years after the application was filed.""

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Vote: Do you think a gondola linking Bayonne and Staten Island is a good idea? "If you've ever traveled across the Queensboro Bridge in New York City, you've likely noticed the aerial tramway that connects Manhattan with Roosevelt Island.
Now, the Staten Island Development Corp. is looking for support for a plan to build an aerial gondola system that would link Staten Island with Bayonne."

Shred the red tape to build infrastructure

NY Daily News: "Raising the Bayonne Bridge roadway was pro-environmental in every meaningful way. It would permit cleaner, more efficient ships into Newark Harbor, and avoid the environmental havoc to surrounding neighborhoods of a new bridge or tunnel."