• 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 April 23

08:23 Freeport of Riga CEO position to be announced this week
08:20 MPI Offshore and Vroon Offshore Services collaborate to provide offshore services for the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm
08:17 Christening of EasyMax vessel Egbert Wagenborg takes place
08:16 HRADF announces three improved binding financial offers for Thessaloniki Port Authority SA
08:11 Ocean Rig announces extension of Drill Rigs Holdings early consent deadline

2017 April 22

08:25 Norway is first to ratify 2010 compensation regime for Hazardous and Noxious Cargoes
08:03 Polarcus Amani delivered to Sovcomflot
08:01 Concordia Maritime charters two ECO MR tankers
07:59 DEME acquires new dredging contracts in Germany, France, UK and Spain
07:54 Two Damen companies to combine their specific skill sets
07:49 Ireland’s port traffic remains strong in 2016 despite challenging trading environment

2017 April 21

18:01 President of the Philippines visited RF Navy’s Varyag missile cruiser in the port of Manila
17:40 Shipbuilding cluster to be created in the Astrakhan Region
17:15 Bill on transit cargo transportation supported by RF Government with some comments and proposals
16:52 Commander of Varyag cruiser of RF Navy's Pacific Fleet had a meeting with Philippine Navy Commander
16:31 Gates on the Upper Volga can be opened ahead of schedule as requested by ship owners – Rosmorrechflot
16:06 Active search of crewmembers of dry cargo ship Geroi Arsenala is over in the Black Sea
15:48 Superficial structure of the Ice-Resistant Platform-2 escorted along the Volga-Caspian Marine Shipping Canal
15:24 CMA CGM announces GRI from Asia to Panama, the Caribbean and Cuba on PEX2 service
15:09 World's bunker market still in waiting mood, expert says
14:55 Indicative bunker prices are flat at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
14:23 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa trades
14:02 Navios Maritime Partners agrees to acquire 14-vessel container fleet from Rickmers Maritime
13:41 Moscow will host Midstream & Downstream Russia & CIS on 22-23 June, 2017
13:23 Siem Offshore announces charter contracts
13:02 EIB and ABN AMRO provide EUR 150 million to finance green shipping
12:57 Throughput of port Kaliningrad in QI’2017 up 1% to 3.14 mln t
12:31 ICTSI, DOTr launch the Philippine´s first container barge terminal
12:02 Throughput of port Vyborg up 9% to 251,800 t in QI’2017
11:44 Houston, USA will host 16th Vessel Efficiency and Fuel Management summit on 21-22 June, 2017
11:26 Court rejects Frontline's attempt to stop DHT's acquisition of VLCC fleet
11:26 Passenger Port of Saint-Petersburg signed about 120 agreements with tour operators by navigation season of 2017
11:07 Wagenborg's vessel Vlieborg receives innovative hull cleaning in the Port of Rotterdam
10:55 Baltic Fleet ships have passed the English Channel
10:42 Bollinger delivers the 23rd FRC to USCG
10:21 Brent Crude futures price up 0.21% to $53.10, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.24% to $50.82
10:00 The second new crane arrives to the Port of Koper
09:38 Bunker prices are flat at the port of Novorossiysk, Russia (graph)
09:19 Baltic Dry Index down to 1,243 points
09:07 DP World wins multiple categories at Golden Peacock Awards 2017
08:07 DHT Holdings, Inc. announces delivery of first VLCC from BW Group
07:13 Rolls-Royce to provide mooring system for Statoil’s oil platform Njord A

2017 April 20

18:26 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to Mediterranean
18:06 “K”Line provides ocean transportation of fire engines and ambulances donated to the Republic of El Salvador 
17:50 Throughput of port Primorsk up 6% to 16.45 mln t in Jan-March'17
17:36 Epic Gas announces acquisition of a vessel
17:12 Lotus shipyard lays down yet another dry cargo ship of Project RSD49 for Anship LLC
17:06 THE Alliance makes its first call to the Port of Philadelphia
16:53 Kalmar and Dublin Ferryport Terminals to enter ground-breaking cooperation in RTG automation
16:51 Organi integrates with inttra
16:49 Samskip Logistics acquires the activities of New Jersey-based freight forwarder Rimar Consultants
16:39 Sakhalin Energy offloaded the 500th crude oil cargo from the Prigorodniye Production Complex (photo)
16:34 Fincantieri delivers the frigate “Rizzo” to the Italian Navy
16:25 Damen orders its 110th crane from Liebherr and celebrates their 30-year relationship
16:16 The Court extends confinement of Valery Izraylit, Chairman of Ust-Luga Company BoD, till 21 July 2017
15:43 Photo release about the shipyard of DAMEN Shipyards Group (Netherlands) is available at IAA PortNews' Photo/Video page
15:18 In QI’2017 TransContainer transported 424,000 TEUs, up 23.7% Y-o-Y
14:54 Throughput of port Ust-Luga up 9% to 24.36 mln t in QI’2017
14:27 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard lays down yet another ocean minesweeper of Project 12700 for RF Navy
14:02 MAN Cryo to supply fuel gas supply systems for LNG-powered Norwegian ferries