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The Bayonne Bridge – sister to the more famous Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia, has been undergoing an ambitious project to raise the roadway from 151 feet to 215 feet so that post Panamax container mega-ships will be able to navigate through to Port Newark.

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Last week, The Wall Street Journal reported the Port Authority announced that the project will be delayed until last 2017, more than a year later than expected. The PA’s announcement caught shippers by surprise.


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The Wall Street Journal: “Frankly, this came out of the blue. We were expecting this to happen by the end of next year,” said Marc Bourdon, president for North America for French shipping line CMA CGM SA.

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“Clearly it impacts the type of vessel size that can be deployed, and we need to re-look at how this is going to affect our plans for 2016.”

Read more from The Wall Street Journal here…

Today the tug Brooklyn passed by, nothing unusual about that except that it is another Brooklyn operating in the Harbor.

A parade of Container ships came into the port today, at least 11, I missed all but one of them, but with the holiday season fast approaching there will be many more coming in.

Vane’s tug Brooklyn has been around the harbor for a couple of years now. Photo by John Skelson

Brooklyn #2, Harley Marine Services. Photo by John Skelson

CSCL Sydney out to sea. Photo by John Skelson

James E Brown. Photo by John Skelson

Laura K and Kirby Moran. Photo by John Skelson

McKinley Sea. Photo by John Skelson

MSC Adelaide 1000 foot ship loaded with holiday merchandise. Photo by John Skelson

MSC Adelaide inbound for Port Elizabeth. Photo by John Skelson

Saginaw River, Great Lakes Crew Boat. Photo by John Skelson

Weeks Crane 527 working on the damaged IMTT pier. Photo by John Skelson

Barbara McAllister. Photo by John Skelson


Stay dry and safe this weekend folks. Until next week… John Skelson


All photos by John Skelson, generously shared with the Working Harbor Committee.


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