First All-Electric Straddle Carrier In The United States Coming To The Port Of New York And New Jersey
The Port Authority today announced that the first all-electric straddle carrier in the United States is coming to the Port of New York and New Jersey by the end of this year, the agency’s most recent initiative to meet aggressive targets for greenhouse gas emissions reductions set forth in the Paris Climate Agreement. A straddle carrier is a piece of terminal yard handling equipment that is used to move cargo containers by first straddling the container and then lifting it up and driving over the back of a truck to place the container on the chassis, in contrast to loading a container on the back of a truck from the side. Under a partnership with the Port Authority, Maher Terminals has agreed to pilot test the all-electric straddle carrier for a year on its container terminal at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal to determine its operational and environmental benefits. It will be the first test of an all-electric straddle carrier anywhere in a United States port.
Fuel transfers suspended at Buckeye Terminal, Port Reading due to spill
The US Coast Guard is responding to a diesel fuel spill that took place in the Arthur Kill Waterway near Port Reading, New Jersey, on Thursday September 6. All fuel transfers at the facility are temporarily suspended. Watchstanders at US Coast Guard Sector New York received a report of a diesel fuel spill during a product transfer at the Buckeye Terminal in Port Reading. Because of high winds and rain at the time of the incident, facility personnel could not calculate the exact amount of fuel spilled into the waterway. A pollution response team from US Coast Guard Sector New York is currently on scene to help mitigate the situation. An oil spill removal organization has been contracted to clean up the spill, and they have placed containment boom in the water. One barge was involved in the spill and is inside the containment boom. The federal on scene coordinator and marine inspectors from Sector New York are currently evaluating the condition of the barge. All fuel transfers at the facility are temporarily suspended until investigators can determine the cause of the spill and the facility can safely carry out fueling operations. Source: SAFETY4SEA.
Carnival Ship Damages Manhattan Cruise Terminal During Docking Allision
On August 28, 2018 at 05:48 local time the cruise ship Carnival Horizon allided with the Manhattan Cruise Terminal pier at West 54th Street in New York City. “The ship bumped into the pier while docking” said a New York Fire Department representative. “The ship caused structural damage to the pier.” The passengers were evacuated safely and no injuries were reported, an FDNY spokesman said. The city Department of Buildings responded to the scene and will inspect the damage to the pier before normal operations resume. Earlier this month the Horizon missed a port of call due to mechanical failures. In a letter to passengers Captain Gaetano Gigliotti apologized for the trouble stating that the problem “limited our ability to safely maneuver during this morning’s docking process.”Upload News