New York

Head of NY/NJ port positively tested for COVID-19

The Executive Director of New York and New Jersey confirmed that the head of the Port Authority has been positively tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) and has been self-quarantined. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that Rick Cotton may have contracted the virus at one of the authority’s international airports.

NJ unveils offshore wind solicitation schedule of 7,500 MW by 2035

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the offshore wind solicitation schedule to meet the 7,500 MW offshore wind goal by 2035. This will generate enough electricity to power more than 3.2 million homes and meet 50% of the state’s electric power need. 

Virgin Voyages postpones new ship showcase in New York amid coronavirus

Virgin Voyages, Sir Richard Branson’s new cruise line, announced it will postpone its upcoming events for its first ship showcase in New York City, amid concerns linked to the coronavirus outbreak. The ship will instead sail to its new home in Miami and then sail back to New York at a later date “for a proper launch celebration”.

Call for shore power at Manhattan Cruise Terminal

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer sent a letter to EDC President and CEO James Patchett demanding a comprehensive plan to reduce cruise ship emissions, including a strategy to fully equip the Manhattan Cruise Terminal with shore power. 

Port of New York, New Jersey set handling record in 2019

The Port of New York and New Jersey announced that managed 7.471.131 TEUs in total, marking a 4.1% increase, while broke the previous annual record of 7.179.788 TEUs in 2018. According to its financial reports for 2019, New York and New Jersey handled 5.231.418 loaded TEUs, surpassing the loaded imports handled by the Port of Long Beach.

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.

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