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Don’t miss the last Hidden Harbor Tour of Port Newark in 2016!

The Working Harbor Committee Hidden Harbor Tour® of Port Newark
Wednesday, 24 August, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm

 

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You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the 3rd largest port in the nation, where giant container ships dock and unload their goods, huge cranes moving shipping containers and tug and barge transports of fuel oil and chemicals to distribution hubs.

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Our vessel will pass beneath the Bayonne Bridge where a massive infrastructure feat is in progress, giving you a unique and close up view of the roadway raising project.

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Our expert narrators will wow you with tales of how the working harbor really works, and what all those ships and tugs do.

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Learn about how floating dry docks work, the history of the Robbins Reef Lighthouse; tug boat yards, oil docks and more! Plus, you’ll be able to get an epic sunset selfie with Lady Liberty.

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Wednesday, 24 August from 6pm to 8pm. Pier 11 Wall Street in Manhattan located on South St. between Wall St. & Gouveneur Lane. The 2-hour, fully narrated boat tour departs at 6 p.m. sharp. Boarding begins at 5:45 p.m. There is a snack bar on board.

See you on board!

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

They’re here…

The first commercial neopanamax ship to transit through the newly expanded Panama Canal locks has arrived at the Port of New York and New Jersey.

MOL Benefactor transits the new Panama Canal. Photo courtesy of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.

 

Last Friday, the 10,000 TEU ship MOL Benefactor docked at Global Container Terminal in Bayonne, N.J. – becoming the largest containership the Port of New York/New Jersey has handled in its historyMOL Benefactor is part of a new G6 Alliance NYX service, which links ports in Asia with East Coast and South American ports.

 

 

GCT Bayonne terminal is currently the only container terminal capable of handling vessels of this size. Port Newark, Port Elizabeth and Staten Island terminals are off-limits until the roadway raising of the Bayonne Bridge is complete.

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee, h/t Charles Smith

 

 

Great North River Tugboat RaceSeptember 4th, 2016
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