Mega-ship’s arrival in Bayonne a sign of the future
The largest ship ever to call at the Port of New York and New Jersey docked this week after sailing from China through the newly widened Panama Canal.
The arrival of the MOL Benefactor at Bayonne’s Global Container Terminals marks the beginning of what promises to be a succession of progressively larger ships calling at the busiest port on the East Coast.
Standing on the dock Friday with the ship looming behind him, Global’s president, John Atkins, said larger ships are more efficient, making goods cheaper and marking “a win for the consumer, for business owners and our local economy.”
Bethann Rooney, assistant director of port commerce for the Port Authority, said: “Whether you are buying a car or going to Wal-Mart or Home Depot this weekend, there are costs passed on to the consumer for shipping.”
The new Panama Canal opened June 26, offering passage to ships able to carry more than twice as many containers as before. The arrival of these super ships in the New York area is crucial for container ports along the East Coast as well as for the businesses and consumers who rely upon them.
But the port faces major challenges to accommodate its new oversized visitors, which measure up to 1,200 feet long and 160 feet wide. www.northjersey.c...
NY-NJ port able to handle 14,000-TEU ships after Bayonne Bridge raised
The Port of New York and New Jersey will be able to accommodate ships with capacities of 14,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units at its Newark Bay terminals as soon as the Bayonne Bridge is raised in the latter part of 2017, the port said.
Port of NY and NJ plan upgrade to handle 14,000 teu containerships
The Port of New York and New Jersey will be ready to accommodate 14,000 teu vessels before the end of 2017, after infrastructure improvements are complete, say spokesmen for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The changes are necessary because of the expected increase in larger vessels, especially container ships.
NY-NJ port terminal to offer SOLAS weighing to shippers for a fee
Journal of Commerce: The first terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey to detail how it will respond to the SOLAS container weight rule said it will provide the service to shippers for $69.10 per unit, putting pressure on other terminals at the largest U.S. East Coast port complex.
Maher Terminals, part of the Port of New York/New Jersey, is being sold by Deutsche Bank (DB) to investment firm Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (MIP) for an undisclosed sum it was revealed on Friday.
Located in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey, Maher Terminals is a 454-acre container terminal, which DB bought for around $2.3bn in 2007 from the founding Maher family, who had built the firm into the New York City area’s biggest container terminal operator.
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-...