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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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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

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“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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Global Container Terminal. Photo Courtesy of GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.

 

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.

 

Photo of an intermodal ship-to-rail transfer crane at APM Terminals, Portsmouth, VA. Photo by William Grimes via wikipedia

 

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.”

 

Global Container Terminal. Photo Courtesy of GCT Global Container Terminals Inc.

 

The new ExpressRail facility is scheduled to open in 2018.

Read more from Railway Technology here…

 

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