The slim, swift blades of wind turbines are one step closer to New York waters.
The federal government has designated an offshore area less than 20 miles southeast of Brooklyn to lease to companies operating the turbines.
The wedge-shaped Wind Energy Area (WEA) would be located in federal waters about eleven miles south of Long Beach, Long Island, on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS).
While visible from Long Beach, the distant turbines would likely be invisible from ground level along Brooklyn’s shoreline, blocked in part by the Rockaway Peninsula.
The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is collecting comments about designation, the first for New York State waters. After the comments are evaluated, developers of offshore wind will have the opportunity to purchase a lease and development rights. www.brooklyneagle...
27 Kalmar Straddle Carriers for Maher Terminals, NJ
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received a large order for 27 straddle carriers from its long-term customer Maher Terminals LLC in Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA. The order has been booked into Cargotec's 2015 third quarter order intake and deliveries are expected to be completed during the spring 2016.
Maher Terminals is both renewing and expanding their straddle carrier fleet, now with environmentally responsible diesel-electric power utilizing U.S. EPA-mandated Tier 4 Final emission controls. The Kalmar ESC350 diesel-electric straddle carriers are rated for 50 metric tons (mt) with twin 20 feet containers or 40 mt with single containers. Included also in these straddle carriers are special features to improve productivity and performance in the challenging operating conditions of the customer. Furthermore, the straddle carriers will be pre-tested in Kalmar's testing facilities and delivered fully erected, allowing shorter installation and commissioning time at the customer's site. www.marinelink.co...
NY-NJ port terminals reopen after ILA wildcat strike
Longshoremen outside the APM Terminal in the Port of New York-New Jersey. Container terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey resumed operations Friday night after International Longshoremen’s Association members staged a one-day wildcat strike that was clouded by confusion and blamed on a variety of issues.
Port of New York and New Jersey Terminals Shut After Longshoremen Walk Off Job
Jan 29 (Reuters) – New York and New Jersey’s cargo terminals shut down on Friday after more than a thousand longshoremen walked off the job, shuttering one of the United States’ busiest port networks.
Employees stopped working around 11 a.m. (1600 GMT). The reason was unclear.
“To run a picket you need a permit and there wasn’t one issued by the Port Authority,” said a Port Authority official who requested anonymity.
The work stoppage was a surprise because “there were no major issues that we knew of to precipitate this,” the official said, adding that more than a thousand people had walked out.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the terminals and leases them to port operators, issued a statement urging members of the International Longshoremen’s Association to “return to work immediately and resolve their differences after they return.”
The maritime workers union on Friday evening also urged their members to return to work. https://gcaptain.com/port-of-new-york-and-new-jersey-terminals-shut-after-longshoremen-walk-off-job/#.VqyZvvnNy9I
Port of New York and New Jersey beefs up workforce, aims to add more
Employers in the Port of New York and New Jersey have hired 935 longshoremen, marine clerks and mechanics in the last 20 months and are working to add more, said John Nardi, president of the New York Shipping Association.
The NYSA is compiling data from marine terminals in preparation for a request to the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor for permission to hire additional workers. Nardi said the number of proposed new hires will be determined soon.
Additional International Longshoremen’s Association workers are needed in order to keep up with rising volume and for the NYSA and ILA to implement a “relief gang” system that was to have been created under the six-year labor contract they signed in 2013. www.joc.com/port-...
Howland Hook terminal gets $31M for flood protection
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With Staten Island's shipping container facility positioned along the Arthur Kill, it's susceptible to flooding damage and needs protection against future massive storms.
That's why New York Container Terminal in Mariners Harbor — formerly known as Howland Hook Marine Terminal — will get almost $31 million to protect against future storms like Hurricane Sandy.
The port container facility will get the funding for a flood resiliency project for a 12-acre portion of the 187-acre site.
The storm drainage system will be reconstructed, as will utilities. Materials will be replaced and the area will be resurfaced.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will give $23 million to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the property and leases the land to New York Container Terminal.
About $2.9 million of that will be used for design work and $20.1 million for construction.
The Port Authority and New York Container Terminal will contribute $7.8 million to bring the total funds to $30.8 million. www.silive.com/ne...
Port Authority Approves $56M Ship-To-Rail Project In NJ
Law360, New York (October 23, 2015, 5:25 PM ET) -- The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has signed off on the $56 million construction of a ship-to-rail facility set to debut in Jersey City in 2018 as part of a multimillion-dollar effort to give its major marine terminals direct access to rail, the agency said Thursday.
During its regular business meeting Thursday, the agency’s Board of Commissioners approved a lease supplement agreement with the intermodal facility Global Container Terminals Bayonne in which the Port Authority will design, build, operate and maintain a new...www.law360.com/ar...
APM Terminal’s Elizabeth terminal at the Port of New York-New Jersey will reopen 6 a.m. Monday after closing Friday because of the death of a dockworker.The inbound gate cut-off will be extended until 5 p.m. for refrigerated container and until 5:30 p.m. for dry containers, according to a terminal notice to customers. Free time for containers impacted by the Friday closing will be extended one day. The unnamed 40-year-old female employee died about 1:20 p.m. after being struck by a top loader, according to NJ.com. APMT Elizabeth sent out a notification that operations had halted roughly an hour later.The Port Authority police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident. Source : Journal of Commerce
Oil Spills After Tug Strikes Fuel Terminal in Bayonne
The U.S. Coast Guard was continuing to monitor oil recovery operations in the water near the International-Matex Tank Terminal (IMTT) in Bayonne, New Jersey on Monday after a tug allided with fuel terminal pier over weekend.
The Coast Guard said it was notified by IMTT personnel at approximately 10 p.m. Saturday from of an oil spill as a result of the allision.
As of Monday afternoon it was estimated that less than 1,000 gallons of oil entered the water and contracted crews were in the process of recovering the product. Coast Guard pollution responders and IMTT crewmembers launched more than 2,500 feet of containment boom and secured the source of the oil.
No wildlife has been affected as a result of the oil at this time, the Coast Guard said.
Coast Guard crews will continue to monitor the oil spill and assist contractors in recovering the product in the water.
A woman threw herself overboard the Staten Island ferry into the East River as it was docking in Manhattan on Sunday, officials said. The 48-year-old woman was spotted in the water a few feet away from the ferry as it was pulling into Whitehall Terminal around 12:10 p.m., authorities said. A Coast Guard escort boat—which commonly rides alongside the ferry—was able to quickly throw the woman a board to latch onto and pulled her out of the water, a spokesman for the Coast Guard said.“At the time they spotted the woman in the water she was just a short distance from the ferry, it was just a few feet, but as the ferry turned to line up to go straight in it the distance was increasing,” said the spokesman. The woman was taken to Battery Park where EMS rushed her to Bellevue Hospital.Prior to her jump the woman had made statements that she was trying to commit suicide, sources said. The woman was not in the water very long and showed no visible signs of injury, officials said. Source : NY times