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APM Terminals Tacoma Ends Lease

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APM Terminals Tacoma concluded its operations on September 30, 2017, ahead of the December 31, 2017 lease expiration date, transferring the lease to Seattle-based SSA Marine who formed a new joint venture with Matson Lines, called SSAT, starting operations October 2, 2017. APM Terminals Tacoma was used primarily by the Matson Alaska Service, with twice-weekly sailings between Tacoma, Anchorage and Kodiak, Alaska, and a weekly service between Tacoma and Dutch Harbor, Alaska, handling a combined 190,000 TEUs in 2016. APM Terminals’ U.S.

Port of NY/NJ has Record-Breaking Year

New Jersey Governor James E. McGreevey today joined Port Authority Chairman Anthony R. Coscia at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal to hail a record-breaking year for the Port of New York and New Jersey as he announced the 2003 international trade statistics. The largest port on the east coast of North America saw its container volumes grow by more than eight percent and the value of total cargo in the port increased nearly 12 percent. Governor McGreevey said, “Now more than ever, the Port of New York and New Jersey is a vital economic engine for the state of New Jersey and the entire region. These impressive statistics for 2003 are not just cold numbers on a balance sheet. They represent real jobs for New Jerseyans and opportunities for New Jersey businesses.

Giant Container Terminal Expansion for U.S. Port

Global Container Terminals Inc. Global Container Terminals Inc., a leading North American marine terminal operator with facilities on both coasts, has unveiled final plans for a multi-million dollar expansion project to develop a 70-acre technologically advanced container terminal on the Bayonne, NJ, waterfront. When complete, Global Terminal at Port Jersey will be the most advanced marine terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey. The expanded facility, scheduled to open in 2014, will improve the competitiveness of the Port of New York and New Jersey with a world-class terminal designed to handle the largest container vessels at greater throughput density per acre.

ILA Members Attend USACE Hearing

Thousands of ILA members from the Port of New York and New Jersey attended a public hearing called by the USACE in Fort Monmouth, N.J. to demonstrate support for dredging projects which they say are needed to protect their jobs and the port's future. ILA Locals throughout the port say members are outraged the USACE has reopened the public comment period on a dredging permit which has already been issued to Brooklyn Marine Terminal. They say such an action jeopardizes the Port of New York and New Jersey to continue to take clean, uncontaminated dredged material to the ocean. They further state objections to this and other dredging projects runs counter to the 1996 agreement negotiated by Vice-President Al Gore with the maritime industry, labor and environmental groups.

Gov. Christie Signs Bill to End Cargo Fees

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Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed S2747/A4170 into law. This legislation, which received unanimous bipartisan support from the entire legislature, will eliminate the Port of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) cargo facility fee. In 2011, the PANYNJ  became the only port agency in the country to impose a cargo facility charge on all containers, including empties. The fee charged is $4.95 for 20-foot containers, $9.90 for 40-containers, and $1.11 per unit for vehicle cargo. The fee is costing Maersk Line alone $3.5 million on an annual basis.

Port of NY/NJ Deepened for Larger Box Ships

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The Port of New York & New Jersey, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has completed a $2.1 billion Main Navigation Channel Deepening Program in order to facilitate the next generation of larger containerships calling the port following the expansion of the Panama Canal. The Port of New York and New Jersey serves as the gateway to one of the most concentrated and affluent consumer markets in the world. The Main Navigation Channel Deepening Program creates a safe…

Port of NY and NJ Sets Cargo Record

Fueled by a continuing increase in Asian trade, the Port of New York and New Jersey set a new cargo record during the first six months of 2006, surpassing 1.8m loaded 20-ft. equivalent units (TEUs) handled during the period for the first time. During the first half of 2006, the port’s overall loaded containerized cargo rose by 10.1 percent, exceeding projections of 7 percent growth. The increase was due primarily to Asian trade, which accounted for 48 percent of the port’s total trade in the period. Approximately 870,000 TEUs to and from Asia were handled in the port during the first half of the year. Overall, the Port of New York and New Jersey handled 1…

VTS System Aims to Increase Port Security

The U.S. Coast Guard announced today that it has authorized Lockheed Martin to begin installation of three Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) systems to meet maritime safety and surveillance requirements in major U.S. ports, including New York harbor. Under the Ports and Waterways Safety System (PAWSS) contract, originally awarded by the Coast Guard in 1998, Lockheed Martin will install the VTS systems in New York Harbor, and in the Ports of Houston/Galveston and Port Arthur, Texas. The new systems, with a combined value of approximately $24 million, will be in place during 2004. Initially designed to support the Coast Guard’s maritime safety and environmental protection mission…

NYK Buys Stake in NY/NJ's Largest Terminal

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NYK subsidiary NYK Ports, together with Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III (MIP III), has invested in Maher Terminals, which operates a terminal in the U.S. port of New York and New Jersey. On November 16, 2016, NYK Ports acquired a 20 percent share of Maher. The port of New York and New Jersey handles the most containers of any port on the East Coast of North America, and Maher is the largest terminal in the port with a handling capacity of 3 million TEUs annually. After construction to raise the Bayonne Bridge’s clearance is completed in late 2017…

Agreement to Boost Asian Trade for Port of NY/NJ

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Panama Canal Authority will sign an agreement designed to boost trade between Asia and the Port of New York and New Jersey at an 11 a.m. ceremony on Tuesday, June 17, at the Newark Club in downtown Newark, N.J. Asia is the leading trading partner of the New York-New Jersey port, providing a wide range of goods for this region's 18 million consumers, including furniture, sporting goods, footware and toys. There currently are 13 shipping lines that provide service between Asia and the port through the Panama Canal.

New System Increase Safety Measures for NY/NJ Ports

Mariners calling on the Port of New York/New Jersey will now have a new tool to assist them navigate safely through the harbor. water levels and current conditions. Administration (NOAA). the Port of New York/New Jersey. plots, and animations of water levels and currents. limiting passage times, without compromising safety. The system is run in both nowcast and forecast modes. System (PORTS(r)). times a day. numerical models. (CBOFS). the Port of Houston. meteorological and oceanographic data. Water Level Program, the national network of PORTS(r) in major U.S. harbors, and the National Current Program.

Corps Awards Second Contract to Deepen Arthur Kill Channel

The U.S. deepening the Arthur Kill channel to 41 feet. Island, New York. here in the Port of New York and New Jersey," said Col. Richard J. Jr., the Corps New York District Engineer. harbor to meet the growing economic need for goods and services. quality of this very important estuary. the environment. York and New Jersey. Deepening project, which is scheduled to be completed in 2007. performed by Donjon Marine Co. of Hillside, New Jersey. Jersey and then used beneficially to close area landfills. cubic yards of rock to be deposited at an artificial reef site. Jersey. emission control systems. New Jersey area. increase of 12 percent in just a year. associated with transporting the goods into the region by landside methods.

ZIM Seven Stars Express Service to Add a Kaohsiung Call

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ZIM is pleased to announce that starting November 2017, ZIM’s popular Seven Stars Express Service (Z7S) will add a call in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, offering unique advantages to customers, said a company press release. The service includes: Direct access to New York Maher terminal, Unique product linking Kaohsiung and Wilmington, NC, Fast transit time from Wilmington and Savannah; A premium product for USA exports to Taiwan, Calling Terminal 5, Pier 77/78 in Kaohsiung, for easy access from main manufacturing areas and End of the week departure from Kaohsiung.

Columbia Group Opens NJ Intermodal Depot

The Columbia Group of Companies will open a new intermodal chassis depot located in Bayonne, NJ on November 16, 2015. Trac Intermodal will be the first customer to join the depot. Columbia Group, through its affiliates Columbia Container Services and Columbia Intermodal, already operate a first-class off-dock empty container depot and chassis maintenance and repair depot in the Port of New York/New Jersey and a chassis pool and container repair operation in the Port of Boston. Fenimore says that the new depot will be open to all chassis owners and its being developed to provide quality customer service to motor carriers. “The motor carrier community and chassis providers in the Port of New York and New Jersey want an adequate supply of available chassis…

Port of New York-New Jersey Designated MARSEC Level 2

The USCG Captain of the Port for New York issued a Notice stating that, effective through February 1, 2005, Maritime Security (MARSEC) Level 2 has been designated for selected maritime locations adjacent to the New York City Financial District and the United Nations Headquarters. The regulated navigation area in which MARSEC 2 applies includes all waters of the East and Hudson Rivers extending 100 yards out from the Pierhead Line from and including the northernmost side of the North Cove Yacht Harbor extending around the southern tip of Manhattan Island to and including the Brooklyn Bridge. Commercial vessels transiting the west channel…

Congress Approves More than $130M for Port of NY/NJ Projects

Critical channel-deepening and environmental projects at the Port of New York and New Jersey will continue to advance under a funding bill approved this week by Congress. The deeper channels will allow new, larger ships to enter the harbor, maintaining the port’s competitive edge as the leading port on the east coast of North America. The fiscal year 2004 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill, which funds U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, includes $110 million for channel-deepening projects in the port. The funding will allow for the continuation of federal channel-deepening projects under construction in the Kill van Kull-Newark Bay, the Arthur Kill and Port Jersey channels.

News:Congress Approves More than $130M for Port of NY/NJ Projects

Critical channel-deepening and environmental projects at the Port of New York and New Jersey will continue to advance under a funding bill approved this week by Congress. The deeper channels will allow new, larger ships to enter the harbor, maintaining the port's competitive edge as the leading port on the east coast of North America. The fiscal year 2004 Energy and Water Development appropriations bill, which funds U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works projects, includes $110 million for channel-deepening projects in the port. The funding will allow for the continuation of federal channel-deepening projects under construction in the Kill van Kull-Newark Bay, the Arthur Kill and Port Jersey channels.

Coast Guard Takes Necessary Precautions For Isabel

In setting Hurricane Condition X-Ray, Coast Guard Activities New York has established a Crisis Action Center (CAC). All reports and questions should be directed to the CAC starting on Thursday, September 18 at the following numbers: (718) 354-4356 or (718) 354-4152.1. The U.S. Coast Guard COTP has set hurricane condition X-Ray for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Gale force winds from Hurricane Isabel are expected to make landfall along the coast of New York/New Jersey within approximately 24 hours.2. All vessels and facilities should review the Activities New York Hurricane and Severe Weather Plan (now available in the “USCG Notices” section at: http://www.harborops.com)3. Drawbridges may not be operating when sustained winds reach 35 kts or when evacuation is in progress.

Two Tugs Per Ship in NY/NJ For Now

In the wake of the World Trade Center terrorist attack, a number of new measures are being instituted to ensure the near and long-term safety and security in ports. Naturally, New York/New Jersey is a focal point, and the following is a statement from Admiral Richard Bennis regarding the matter: In the past week, the U.S. Coast Guard has instituted several new vessel-operating requirements aimed at ensuring safe and secure navigation within the Port of New York and New Jersey. Among the safety measures requirement for each and every vessel to be escorted by two tugboats from the time the vessel enters the port complex until it reaches destination. • To have the port's resources readily available to intercede when a vessel or waterway's safety or integrity may be threatened.

NY/NJ Port Safety Tightened

In the wake of the World Trade Center terrorist attack, a number of new measures are being instituted to ensure the near and long-term safety and security in ports. In the past week, the U.S. Coast Guard has instituted several new vessel-operating requirements aimed at ensuring safe and secure navigation within the Port of New York and New Jersey. Among the safety measures requirement for each and every vessel to be escorted by two tugboats from the time the vessel enters the port complex until it reaches destination. · To have the port?s resources readily available to intercede when a vessel or waterway?s safety or integrity may be threatened. These may seem like extraordinary measures to members of the maritime community. These are extraordinary times.

Port NY/NJ Sees Record Cargo Volume in 2015

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Annual cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey beat the previous record by more than 10 percent, according to figures released by the port. The port said it handled 6,371,720 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) (or 3,664,013 cargo containers) in 2015, an increase of 10.4 percent over the previous record set in 2014, allowing the port to maintain its position as the busiest on the East Coast with nearly 30 percent of the nation’s total market share. Despite the increases in cargo…

New York Anchorage Regulations Proposed

The US Coast Guard proposes to revise its regulations for certain deep draft vessel anchorage areas within the Port of New York and New Jersey (PONYNJ) so as to reduce the maximum duration of stay from 30 days to 96 hours. Requests for extensions beyond 96 hours would be sought from Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) New York. Comments on the proposal should be submitted by December 18. 71 Fed. Reg. 66708 Source: HK Law

U.S. Port Introduces Air Clean-up Incentive for Ships

As part of the agency’s ongoing initiatives to be a good steward of the environment, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners has approved an incentive program for ocean vessels that call on the Port of New York and New Jersey. The three year, $4.875 million Ocean-Going Vessel Clean-Vessel Incentive (CVI) program aims to encourage ship operators to improve their engines, use cleaner fuels, and upgrade their technology to reduce emissions from ocean-going vessels, which are the largest source of air pollutants at port-related facilities. The Port Authority anticipates approximately 600 vessels a year will participate in the CVI program, which will provide annual emission reductions of 182.2 tons of nitrogen oxide, 38.3 tons of particulate matter, and 264.1 tons of sulfur dioxides.

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