Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg sailed into New York Harbor on Wednesday after a 14-day journey from UK on a zero-carbon emissions vessel, to join a United Nations climate summit to take place in late September.
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.
The Port of New York and New Jersey launched a new development framework amid a record growth in cargo volume. The ‘Port Master Plan 2050’ includes a detailed two and a half year review of more than 3,000 acres of port property.
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.
The 2019-built boxship ONE Apus became one of the most high-tech ships to enter the Port of New York and New Jersey as it arrived at the Bayonne container terminal on its maiden voyage. The Japan-flagged vessel operated by Singapore-based Ocean Network Express (ONE) entered the port on May 31.
The Port of New York and New Jersey announced that it exceeded first-quarter 2018 record for cargo volume by 6.7%. The Port handled a total of 1,800,000 TEUs, while it also achieved a new first-quarter record for cargo handled by rail. The record cargo volume handled enabled the port to keep its position as the busiest on the US East Coast.
A joint project between Equinor Wind US, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution was launched, aiming to expand the detection and monitoring of whale species found in the waters of New York Bight.
New York City Comptroller has called the US Department of Transportation to immediately explore taking over NYC Ferry, raising concerns on transparency and fiscal responsibility, as a result from the Economic Development Corporation’s contract with a private operator.
Hapag-Lloyd informed that the hole in the hull of the container ship Dublin Express, from which an oil spill occurred at Global Marine New York Container Terminal, on March 28, has now been sealed. The US Coast Guard also confirmed that containment booms are now in place, which contain the oil spill and protect the nearby marine environment.
USCG and partner agencies are responding to an oil spill that occurred in the Arthur Kill waterway near the Goethals Bridge, Thursday afternoon, after fuel-oil leaked from a commercial container ship while moored at the Global Marine New York Container Terminal in Staten Island.
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