In a recent podcast produced by Supply Chain Brain, moderator Robert Bowman spoke with Bethann Rooney, Assistant Director, Strategy & Innovation at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Peter Kayes, Vice-President of New York Operations for Moran Towing Company.
Titled “Making Room for the Megaships in New York and New Jersey,” the podcast takes an in-depth look at what it takes for a major port to keep pace with the state-of-the-art requirements of today’s global container services.
Also discussed: the specific measures taken by the Port Authority to guarantee safe passage for the new generation of mega-container ships at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Notably, these measures include the agency’s Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project, a $1.6 billion endeavor that successfully elevated the roadway of the iconic Bayonne Bridge. Completed ahead of schedule on June 8, 2017, the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project raised the working air draft for vessels transiting the Kill Van Kull to 215 feet, thereby welcoming container vessels capable of handling 18,000 TEUs to points west of the bridge.