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Pilot dies after falling from an accommodation ladder

According to reports, a veteran Sandy Hook ship pilot lost his life when he fell during a boarding of an inbound containership at the Port of New York and New Jersey, on Monday, December 30. The USCG has now begun an investigation to understand the circumstances around the fatal fall.

USCG allows 18 ferries to return back in service

The U.S. Coast Guard recently announced that allowed most of the New York Waterway ferries to return back to service, after being suspended for a series of safety concerns. Specifically all except five of the 23 vessels will operate again with the Coast Guard’s permission.

ExxonMobil found not guilty for misleading investors charges

The New York State Supreme Court officially announced that ExxonMobil is now clear of the Office Attorney General’s fraud charges in misleading investors about the accounting for the cost of the future climate change regulation. In light of the situation, ExxonMobil issued its response to the Court’s verdict.

USCG suspends operations of 23 ferries

The US Coast Guard has ordered 23 New York Waterway ferries to suspend service after a series of inspections throughout last week, which found the vessels to be operationally unfit. Inspectors suggested that the 23 vessels in particular had damage or discrepancies significant enough to justify the suspension of operations. Whatsoever, it is said that two of the vessels have been re-inspected and then returned to usual operations.

Mammoet and Port of Coeymans partner on offshore wind project

Mammoet and Port of Coeymans Marine Terminal signed an agreement to boost New York State’s growing commitment to offshore wind development, enabling the Mammoet’s have access to the marine terminal on the Hudson River, located 100 miles north of New York City.

New York selects Orsted for offshore wind farm

Sunrise Wind was selected from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to negotiate a 25-year offshore wind renewable energy certificate (OREC) for an offshore wind farm with a capacity of 880MW. The wind farm will begin operations from 2024, according to the plan.

Port NY/NJ’s ExpressRail and Bayonne Bridge projects complete

The Port of New York and New Jersey poises to surpass the Port of Long Beach as nation’s second busiest port due to completion of Bayonne Bridge project and the completion of the ExpressRail Port Jersey facility, which is the last piece of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s intermodal rail network spanning facilities in Elizabeth, Newark and Staten Island. 

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