Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

The Port Authority of NY/NJ has launched a new container-on-barge service linking Brooklyn’s Red Hook Container Terminal with the Port Newark Container Terminal in New Jersey. The new route is part of an effort to reduce truck traffic and pollution in and near port terminals.

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Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

JOC: The barge service is designed to bring goods to and from Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island, rather than take them by road through New Jersey and New York.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

“We have a lot of interest, and everyone is asking the same question — when is it going to start?” he [Mike Stamatis, RHCT president and CEO] said. “Obviously, it has numerous benefits to the environment, numerous benefits to reducing the highway maintenance and repairs to roadways and bridges.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman

 

And as more volume of cargo moves into the port, moving cargo in and out of terminal facilities by water will be a beneficial and efficient means of moving freight across the harbor.” Read more from JOC here…

 posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee
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SS John W Brown. Photo: Project Liberty Ship

SS John W Brown. Photo: Project Liberty Ship

 

This Saturday, 17 September, 2016, the SS John W Brown will be operating steam all day! Open for ships tours everyday from 10 am – 4 pm, and on Saturday, visitors will have the extra treat of seeing her 14 ton triple-expansion steam engine at work.

140-ton vertical triple-expansion steam engine. United States Maritime Commission photo (PD)

140-ton vertical triple-expansion steam engine. United States Maritime Commission photo (PD)

 

SS John W Brown is one of two Liberty Ships that remain today. Launched in 1942, she was one of over 2,700 Liberty Ships built to transport troops and supplies during WWII. After the war, SS John W Brown became a floating high school for maritime training, right here in NYC.

Photo by MKelly1990 (CC 3.0)

Photo by MKelly1990 (CC 3.0)

 

Don’t miss this chance to experience living history! Visit SS John W Brown, berthed at Pier 36, 299 South Street, Manhattan today.

 

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

 

 

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