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July 2, 2015 in New York Harbor, Port Authoriity, Working Harbor, Working Harbor Committee | Tags: Bayonne Bridge, Caddell's Dry Dock & Repair, Capt. Maggie Flanagan, container port, Hidden Harbor® Tours, Lucy Ambrosino, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, MWA, oil dock, Port Newark, Statue of Liberty, sunset tour, Tugboat Alley | 1 comment
After this weekends BBQ and fireworks you won’t want to miss out on the Working Harbor Committee’s signature Sunset Hidden Harbor Tour® Port Newark. Go behind the scenes of the bustling Port of NY & NJ for an exciting adventure!
Next Thursday, 9 July from 6-8PM, enjoy a 2-hour tour with Guest Speakers Lucy Ambrosino, Port of New York & New Jersey and Capt. Margaret Flanagan, Maritime Operations, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance.
Get an insider’s view of the 3rd largest port in the nation, where container ships dock and unload their goods from around the world. See how the working harbor really works and learn about what all those ships and tugs. See giant container terminals, oil docks, dry dock repair, and more!
Learn about how floating dry docks work; the history of the Robbins Reef Lighthouse; tug boat yards, the 9/11 Teardrop Memorial; the Bayonne Bridge and it’s connection to the Panama Canal Expansion Project, and more from our expert narrators – plus, the chance to get an epic selfie at sunset with Lady Liberty.
The 2-hour, fully narrated boat tour departs at 6:00pm sharp. Boarding begins at 5:30pm from Pier 11 Wall Street in Manhattan located on South St. between Wall St. & Gouverneur Lane. Snack bar on board.
For group sale rates, email email@example.com. For more information about tickets & additional tours visit workingharbor.org
Hope to see you onboard. I’ll be on the bow!
by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee
February 5, 2015 in New York Harbor, Port Authoriity, Working Harbor | Tags: barge-to-rail, Bayonne Bridge, container volume, dockworkers, economic growth, ExpressRail, Greenville Rail Yards, hat tip Charles Smith, intermodal, Panama Canal Expansion Project, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Port of New York-New Jersey, Raise the Roadway, record-breaking, RoRo, ship-to-rail, vehicle shipping | Leave a comment
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey handled a record 3.3 million cargo containers in 2014, an increase of 5.6% from the previous year. [JOC.com]
The Port of New York-New Jersey continues to be the busiest port on the East Coast, handling 30% of the market.
ExpressRail, the Port Authority’s ship-to-rail system, also set a record this year. Up 9.3% from 2013, the ExpressRail facility handled a whopping 465,405 containers last year.
Automakers have shifted vehicle transport to the Ports of Baltimore and Philadelphia in recent years causing vehicle shipment volumes to take a fall last year, down 12.8% to less than 400,000 vehicles from 2013.
JOC.com: “Our port is continuing to reap the benefits of an uptick in the economy, which has resulted in the hiring of more dockworkers and economic growth for the region,” Port Authority Executive Director Patrick Foye said in a statement.
Foye said the port authority is “equally proud of the efforts put forth by all of our terminal operators, the Waterfront Commission and the ILA workers who have all stepped to the plate and allowed us to efficiently handle this record level of cargo.” Read more from JOC.com here…
by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee, hat tip to WHC member Charles Smith.