Wednesday, August 30, 2017

New Developer and Details Emerge for 7th Street Project Near Bayonne Bridge

Jersey Digs: "Now, Shrewsbury-based MonGroup Properties has taken over the project, which lies right along the lead-up to the Bayonne Bridge entrance. The company purchased the land back in July for just under $1 million and recently unveiled a rendering for the development."

Container shipping: Solid demand growth reduces spot rate volatility

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide: "Moving forward, PANYNJ, should benefit from the early completion of the Bayonne Bridge navigational clearance project. With the new air draft of 215 feet (65.5m), ships up to 18,000 TEU will now be able to reach the terminal ‘behind’ the bridge (9,800 TEU was the maximum before the elevation). This will prompt carriers to optimise their networks once again, as most US East Coast ports have upgraded their terminals in recent years to accommodate the Ultra Large Containerships."

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Tight Squeeze Industries

Virginia Business: "Another pivotal event occurred earlier this year when the Bayonne Bridge leading into the Port of New York and New Jersey was raised. That bridge previously blocked large ships from reaching the East Coast’s busiest port."

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Containership to Honor Bayonne Bridge Renovation With Sept. 7 Call to N.Y.-N.J. Port

Transport Topics: "The weekly service has brought the containerships capable of handling 14,000-plus industry-standard 20-foot-equivalent containers, or TEUs, to Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia since the spring. But the Theodore Roosevelt will be first to stop in New York-New Jersey through the newly raised Bayonne Bridge."

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Weekend Bridge Schedule

The Port Authority of NY & NJ: "This weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will be closed starting at 10 p.m. Friday, August 25 for construction activity, and will reopen by 3 p.m. Sunday, August 27. During the construction work, downtown Bayonne traffic will be diverted at 5th Street beginning 10 p.m. Friday and will revert back to Avenue A by 11:59 p.m. Saturday night."

Friday, August 25, 2017

A vessel on an historic voyage

AJOT.COM: "Now, with an apron raised, the Bayonne Bridge allows access to the port of Newark to container ships with a draft of 49,5feet. September 7, 2017, will bring together the ship bearing an historic New Yorker’s name and a storied bridge that for 45 years was the world’s longest steel-arch bridge. Together, they mark a new chapter in commercial shipping."

CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt to Inaugurate Bayonne Bridge

Maritime Journal - News Infomarine: "The newly built 14,400 TEU container ship CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt will be the designated inaugural vessel for the raised Bayonne Bridge at the Port of New York & New Jersey when she arrives in early September. The Roosevelt takes her name from America's 26th president, who was a native New Yorker and served as the governor of New York State."

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

CMA CGM Makes Record Panama Transit

Port Technology International: "The neopanamax ship will also call on the Port of New York and New Jersey, which recently completed a four year, US$1.6 billion project to raise the Bayonne Bridge to 215 feet. Now vessels over 9,500 TEU can bypass the bridge to reach three of four main terminals at the port. On September 7th,  the largest vessel ever to pass under the bridge will the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, for which CMA CGM provided details in the below infographic."

Panama Canal welcomes largest capacity vessel to date

American Shipper: "The canal authority said the Theodore Roosevelt is also expected to call the Port of New York and New Jersey, which recently completed a four year, $1.6 billion project to raise the Bayonne Bridge to 215 feet, thereby allowing ships larger than 9,500 TEU to dock at three of its four primary terminals located west of the bridge."


Global Trade Magazine: "Many ports are still working on infrastructure projects to accommodate new Panamax ships. At the Ports of New York and New Jersey, the recently completed Bayonne Bridge-raising project now allows the largest ships to gain access to the ports of Newark, Staten Island and Elizabeth. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said at a conference in May that it’s a “game-changer” that will help generate billions of additional dollars in economic activity to the region."

Record Panama Canal Transit by CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt

Maritime Executive: "For this voyage, the CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt will also call on the Port of New York and New Jersey, which recently completed a four year, $1.6 billion project to raise the Bayonne Bridge to 215 ft. The move will allow the nation’s third-largest port for the first time to accept ships larger than 9,500 TEU to reach three of its four main terminals."

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The ideal state for business? It's New Jersey

NJBIZ: "Businesses benefit from access to exceptional sea ports, from Port Newark, to the world-class facilities in New York and Philadelphia. And with the raising of the Bayonne Bridge, larger ships can now reach our terminals and service the companies opening in and relocating here. "

Attractions of Port Property

Port Strategy: "The Bayonne Bridge project is finally in the home stretch and vessels exceeding 10,000 teu from Maersk, Zim and OOCL have been able to reach the docks with the greater vertical clearance. But logistics, which includes scheduling, docking, and getting cargo on/off the vessels and into/out of terminals, is tricky stuff in New York/New Jersey, as well at ports all down the US East Coast."

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project

HDR: "As the lead design firm on this $1.38 billion project, our responsibility included the elevated deck for the main bridge span; the strengthening of the historic arch for increased loading; and the segmental concrete approach superstructures. We also provided architectural design for four service buildings, maintenance of traffic design, traffic modeling and permit acquisition in addition to project management for the design team."

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Port Authority Alerts & Advisories

Port Authority Alerts & Advisories: "The Bayonne Bridge is closed in both directions until 3:00 PM Sunday, August 20th. Please plan alternate route."

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Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night, reopen Sunday "The bridge will close at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, and will reopen at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20.

Once the bridge reopens on Sunday, it will remain open until 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21."

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Park improvements coming to Bergen Point Upgrades to Collins Park linear park planned

Hudson Reporter: "The long-term goal is to make most of the Bayonne shorefront accessible and walkable, and the Bergen Point neighborhood is a big part of that plan. City officials and the Port Authority have recently discussed the potential for a linear park underneath the Bayonne Bridge that would start at 5th Street and extend south to Dennis Collins Park and could include a walkway, bike path, parkland, playground, and possibly other amenities."

Baseball from Bayonne Bridge hits construction worker "The construction worker, a 53-year-old man, who was not identified, called the police reporting that he had been hit by the ball, said Joe Pentangelo, senior police public information officer. The worker suffered minor scrapes and refused medical attention. He was standing several feet away from the road surface at the time he was hit."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

American Bridge Co. may take over the New York Wheel

New York Business Journal: "It designed and built the Bayonne Bridge in 1931, the longest arch superstructure in the world at the time, and was involved in the design of the Empire State Building."

Friday, August 11, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to Remain Open Most of the Weekend

TAPinto: "The Bayonne Bridge will be closed overnight starting at 11:59 p.m. tonight, and reopening 8 a.m.tomorrow morning, Saturday, August 12. Once reopened, the bridge will remain open until 7 p.m.Monday, August 14."

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Expanded Panama Canal Proves Beneficial to US Industrial

Commercial Property Executive: "The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey spent $1.3 billion to raise the Bayonne Bridge in New Jersey and $1.6 billion on a dredging project for improved access to Port Newark and Port Elizabeth in New Jersey and a Staten Island, N.Y., terminal."

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

MonGroup willing to pay the price to make its new project 'green'

NJBIZ: "Mere weeks after acquiring 175 W. 7th St. in Bayonne, the developer has announced plans for a 56-unit low-rise complex near the Bayonne Bridge."

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Big-ship-serving Port of Baltimore looks beyond gates for more progress

AJOT.COM: "Scher said making the antiquated tunnel capable of accommodating CSX trains with double-stacked containers “would be quite a game-changer for us,” while, he said, the just-raised Bayonne Bridge roadbed should translate to even more calls for Baltimore on mega-containership rotations that include Port of New York & New Jersey terminals now accessible to the extra-big boxships."

Monday, August 7, 2017

Post Panama Canal expansion, the top three U.S. ports still rule

Building Design + Construction: "The Port of New York/New Jersey spent $2.1 billion to deepen its harbor to 50 feet. And by opening an elevated Bayonne Bridge, the largest container ships now have access to the Port of NY/NJ."

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bayonne Bridge to close Friday night, reopen Saturday morning "Once the bridge reopens Saturday, it will not close again until 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7."

Friday afternoon Expressway traffic stretches from bridge to bridge "In response to the Sunday night jams, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey changed construction schedules and canceled weekend closure of the Bayonne Bridge."

Transportation a key topic at Sen. Gillibrand's Q&A at Snug Harbor "We have had study after study" on the viability of a West Shore light rail over the Bayonne Bridge to connect commuters to New Jersey, she said, and asked for Gillibrand's support to include Staten Island in the Regional Transportation Plan.

With Sen. Chuck Schumer and others discussing the plan, "we really need to be a part of those conversations," Rose said.

Gillibrand agreed "it's not fair for half a million people to not have access to transportation and be able to get to the jobs that they need in our big city."

Friday, August 4, 2017

AL officials plan expansion of Port Birmingham

AL officials plan expansion of Port Birmingham: "One such project nearing completion is the $1.6 billion Bayonne Bridge renovation. Skanska was tasked with raising the bridges' clearance from 151 feet to 215 feet so the new ships can fit underneath. The bridge was originally scheduled to be finished in 2016 but should be fully complete sometime in 2019; however, it will be able to accomodate larger ships beginning this summer, according to The Wall Street Journal."

5-story residential building announced for southern Bayonne "The building will be located just under the entrance ramp to the Bayonne Bridge, less than a half mile from the Eighth Street Light Rail Station. "

11 months later, no sanctions for Bayonne developer accused of stealing water

Hudson County View: "The situation is notable because Skanska Koch Kiewit, a contractor for the Bayonne Bridge construction project, was agreed to pay Suez Water $32,360.40 on December 5th, 2016 for drawing water from a hydrant without a meter."

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Bayonne OKs $1.7 million bid for Collins Park upgrades, but bike park is out "The work will be paid for by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, city Business Administrator Joe DeMarco said. The bi-state agency pledged $2 million to Bayonne for improvements in the area as part of the "Raise the Roadway" Bayonne Bridge construction project."