• 2017 February 25 08:56

    Simulation confirms Port of NY & NJ can handle ULCVs through 18,000 TEUs

    A state-of-the-art computer simulation has confirmed that both new classes of ultra large container vessels (ULCVs) – those handling 14,000 and 18,000 TEUS — can safely navigate the Port of New York and New Jersey. The critical components to facilitate such transits will be communication and coordination among the various port stakeholders, said officials in the Port Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

    The simulation was conducted in two phases during the second half of 2016 at the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS) in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. The port’s major stakeholders – specifically a partnership between the NJ Office of Maritime Resources, New York Shipping Association (NYSA), and the port’s three vessel pilot organizations — felt it was vital to conduct a full-mission ship simulation study to identify best practices for the safe and efficient handling of ULCV transits to the port’s major container terminals.

    Notably, the simulation factored in the new controlling depth (50 feet) of the port’s major navigation channels as well as the new working height of the Bayonne Bridge once the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey completes its “Raise the Roadway” Program in 2017.

    The simulation established some important parameters for the handling of ULCVs at the Port of New York and New Jersey. For example, there will be limitations on which part of the tidal cycle these vessels can transit, as well as speed, visibility and maximum wind conditions.

    The simulation’s results were briefed at the NYSA Annual Luncheon earlier this week. Members of the Port Authority’s Port Department will establish a working group to develop a set of procedures and protocols that all port constituents will be asked to concur with in order to ensure the safety and efficiency of all waterside activities.




2017 March 28

09:15 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,282 points

2017 March 27

18:26 Hapag-Lloyd posts operating result for 2016 financial year
18:06 Rolls-Royce and Tampere University of Technology form strategic partnership to develop Autonomous Systems in Marine
17:50 ABB to power and remotely monitor new BW Group LNG FSRU vessel
17:36 Italian Navy frigate ITS Espero joins EU Naval Force off coast of Somalia
17:33 General Dynamics NASSCO сhristens and launches final ship in ECO Class tanker program
17:16 Rolls-Royce signs MoU with Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore to develop smart ships
17:06 EUROGATE Intermodal reinforces south-east services to Istanbul
16:41 TechnipFMC awarded an integrated project for supply and installation of subsea equipment
16:35 WMU President speaks at 6th International Maritime Transport and Logistics Conference
16:20 Konecranes launches crane RENTALL concept
16:10 Rolls-Royce and MacGregor to explore implications of Autonomy for container ships
15:49 Valentine Pikul mine-sweeper of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet entered permanent operational formation in Mediterranean Sea
15:03 Multipurpose Reloading Complex (Ust-Luga) acquires new port machinery
14:38 Bigroll Shipping takes delivery of its fourth and final MC Class vessel handed over by Cosco Dalian Shipyard Co.
14:11 BPO Seminar on Development of Port Reception Facilities for Sewage in Baltic ports to be held on April 25’17
13:47 IMO contributes to meeting of Asia-Pacific ship safety heads
13:30 Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund receives the binding financial offers for Thessaloniki Port
13:02 Competition Commission of Singapore approves JV between NYK, MOL and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha
12:50 New IGU report highlights significant role of LNG in cleaner marine transport
12:26 DP World delivers 4.5 million litres of water to Somaliland
12:12 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 10,096 in RF spot market
11:44 CMA CGM and PSA launch Phase 2 of container terminal joint venture in Singapore
11:14 Amended Water Code of Russia will require no water use agreements for operation of facilities at seaports
10:48 Ice restrictions at the port of Ust-Luga to be mitigated from March 28, 2017
10:30 UN targets and regional cooperation discussed in the Baltic Sea Day in Russia
10:09 World’s leading dredging companies took part in tender for Yuzhny port projects
09:51 Brent Crude futures price down 0.84% to $50.49, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.96% to $47.51
09:33 Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority will present projects of port infrastructure development
09:15 Baltic Dry Index up to 1,240 points

2017 March 26

07:48 Norwegian Cruise Line announces river conveyance of Norwegian Joy
07:46 Federal Maritime Commission launches updated carrier Agreement Library
07:42 The 14th edition of ESPO's annual conference to take place on 1 and 2 June 2017 in Barcelona
07:40 Trailer Bridge enhances service from JAXPORT to the Dominican Republic

2017 March 25

22:00 Bibby WaveMaster 1 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati
07:50 Rüdiger Grube to succeed Peer Witten as Chairman of HHLA’s Supervisory Board
07:34 Prosafe SE reports net profit of USD 172.6 million for 2016
07:31 Deutsche Bahn posts 2016 results
07:29 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from Asia Pacific to Arabian Gulf
07:28 Emmanuel Van Damme heads commercial department Port of Zeebrugge

2017 March 24

18:07 EU Naval Force Spanish and French warships conduct combined counter-piracy patrols off coast of Somalia
17:49 Iceberg small-sized missile ship of the Northern Fleet accomplished artillery firing in the Barents Sea
17:38 BW LPG announces re-financing of six 2016 built ex-Aurora ships
17:30 GlavGosEkspertiza approves construction and reconstruction works at the port of Yevpatoria (photo)
17:21 Solstad Offshore ASA, Farstad Shipping ASA and Deep Sea Supply sign merger plans
17:03 Yantar shipyard lays down the third trawler of Project SK-3101R
16:41 Krasnoye Sormovo launches first chemical tanker of Project RST27 built for shipping company Volgotrans (photo)
16:20 Ferus Smit launches Nb. 427 ‘Arklow Clan’
15:58 Rosmorport appoints Tatiana Karpinyan as Chief Accountant of its Azov Basin Branch (photo)
15:39 Port of Gdansk took part in Seatrade Cruise Global fair
15:20 DESS Aqua enters into a contract for the construction of a 3,000 m3 wellboat
14:42 FSUE Rosmorport Executive Director took part in the conference “Port Infrastructure of Russia”
14:20 Svitzer and Sanmar sign contract for a newbuild 80 tbp ASD escort tug
14:01 Icebreakers of FSUE Rosmorport have escorted 5,573 this season
13:37 BPO debate at the European Parliament focused on Baltic ports in the TEN-T network
13:15 MOL completes study project to equip in-service vessels with SOX scrubber systems
12:53 IMO participated in the 20th E-Navigation Committee meeting in France
12:35 ClassNK issues first EGCS ready notation
12:32 World Maritime University and UN Environment step up cooperation to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
12:01 CMA CGM to launch a unique offer between Asia and West Coast South America