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October 27, 2015 in New York Harbor, Port Authoriity, Working Harbor | Tags: barge-to-rail, Bayonne, ExpressRail Port Jersey, GCT Global Container Terminals, Greenville Yard, Port of New York and New Jersey, reduce truck traffic, ship-to-rail, Sustainable Ports | Leave a comment
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has given the nod for a new ship-to-rail facility next to the GCT Bayonne terminal. This facility will complete the new ExpressRail Port Jersey facility at the Greenville Yards.
Railway Technology: Port Authority chairman John Degnan said: “Given the highly competitive nature of the port business, it’s critical that we invest in projects that will allow for the efficient, more environmentally sustainable movement of freight and goods throughout the region.
“The project will allow us to maintain our competitive edge and cement our position as the East Coast’s premier destination for international cargo.”
The new ExpressRail facility is scheduled to open in 2018.
Read more from Railway Technology here…
October 7, 2015 in Kill Van Kull, New York Harbor, Port Authoriity, Working Harbor | Tags: 2017, Bayonne Bridge, Bayonne Bridge Construction Project, delays, mega-ships, Panama Canal Expansion Project, Port Newark, Post-Panamax, Raise the Roadway, Sydney Harbor Bridge | Leave a comment
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.
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.
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.
“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…