Carbon-Free Port Service Locomotive Propulsion

Carbon-Free Port Service Locomotive Propulsion

April 9, 2021– TheMaritimeExecutive.com

Railway lines extend into many ports internationally while main railway marshalling yards may be located at a distance from quayside. While diesel locomotives are used for port service railway propulsion, several carbon-free options are available and becoming available.

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Rail Cargo as a Share of Overall Cargo Continues to Grow in April

Rail Cargo as a Share of Overall Cargo Continues to Grow in April

June 16,2020–BreakingWaves.com

For the month of April, the Port of New York and New Jersey’s rail business continues to demonstrate growth as the total rail volume, January through April, is 6.0 percent greater than in the same period in 2019. From a month to month comparison, however, rail volume decreased 0.8 percent from 56,911 last April, to 56,479 containers for April 2020. Total volume for April was 559,929 TEUs (318,389 lifts) versus 605,263 TEUs (344,862 lifts) in April 2019, a 7.5 percent decrease. This brings our year through April total to 2,316,907 TEUs (1,312,476 lifts).

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U.S$14.5m grant for rail project

U.S $14.5m Grant for Rail Project

April 14th, 2020–GreenPort.com

US port has been awarded a US$14.5m grant to help fund a rail project designed to improve rail efficiency throughout the port complex.The Port of Long Beach will use the grant from the US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) to fund its ‘Terminal Island Wye Track Realignment’ railroad project, which will move trains in and out of the port faster, reduce locomotive idling and improve safety. The project could also cut emissions by reducing reliance on trucks.

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The Port of NY & NJ Posts Record-high Rail Volume in February

The Port of NY & NJ Posts Record-high Rail Volume in February

April 9,2020–PorBreakingWaves.com

The Port of New York and New Jersey moved 55,595 containers by rail in February 2020, a 12.2 percent increase over the previous year. This number marks a February best for rail cargo at the Port.February was also a good month for total volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey. A total of 579,124 TEUs (326,370 lifts) were posted in February compared to 585,216 TEUs (332,484 lifts) the previous year. The 1.0 percent decrease in total volume represented the second-best February on record at the Port, bringing the yearly total to 1,196,148 TEUs (675,566 lifts).

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NY-NJ rail port project to improve Midwest reach

NY-NJ rail port project to improve Midwest reach

December 18, 2018 —JOC.com

Riding a 14.5 percent increase this year in rail traffic, the Port of New York and New Jersey in the coming weeks will open a new intermodal terminal and extensive related track upgrades as it seeks to boost the port’s share of discretionary cargo headed for the Midwest. The $149 million off-dock terminal at GCT Bayonne, the port’s fourth rail terminal, accompanies an extensive, $59 million project to upgrade the tracks in and around the area to ensure cargo fluidity in and out of the new terminal as cargo volumes through the area rise.

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Barges and rails viewed by New York City as a means to get trucks off city streets

Barges and rails viewed by New York City as a means to get trucks off city streets

October 15, 2018 — Freight Waves

Several projects to shift truck traffic on to barges, and several other more general goals to meet the same target, are part of the Freight NYC project that is being implemented by New York City’s Economic Development Corporation.  The development of a marine barge terminal at the South Bronx area known as Hunts Point was kicked off in recent weeks by the issuance of a Request for Proposals, according to Ryan White, the EDC’s director of freight initiatives and ports. Hunts Point is a major food distribution center that several years ago expanded when the legendary Fulton Fish Market moved from downtown Manhattan to Hunts Point where there already was significant food distribution activities.

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Port NY-NJ looks at staging space to boost rail fluidity

Port NY-NJ looks at staging space to boost rail fluidity

October 2, 2018 — JOC.com

The Port of New York and New Jersey is studying how to address what stakeholders call a “critical” future need for additional staging capacity on which to assemble trains in the port’s four rail terminals in an effort to avoid congestion due to a lack of empty railcars as cargo volumes surge. Improving rail fluidity is key for the top East Coast port to protect and expand its discretionary volume, or freight that moves out of the region toward as far as Chicago.

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NY-NJ port expands barge strategy

NY-NJ port expands barge strategy

October 1, 2018 — JOC.com

Port and government officials are escalating their commitment to handle rising cargo volumes by increasing the use of cargo-carrying barges in and around the Port of New York and New Jersey and to other North Atlantic ports with the creation of an advisory committee to research and promote moving cargo by barge. The committee, known as the North Atlantic Marine Highway Alliance, is the latest effort by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and New York City officials to stimulate barge use and reduce truck traffic and the pollution and congestion it creates. The alliance will look to promote barge use from Maryland to Maine.

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NY-NJ Port’s $100 Million Plan Targets Rail and Barge to Mitigate Truck Traffic

NY-NJ Port’s $100 Million Plan Targets Rail and Barge to Mitigate Truck Traffic

7/18/18 — JOC.com

Forecasting a 68 percent rise in cargo traffic by 2045, authorities and freight industry stakeholders around the Port of New York and New Jersey aim to enhance rail systems, add barge routes, and make more efficient use of port facilities to mitigate the truck traffic and the pollution it causes. New York City officials this week released a $100 million plan to “overhaul the city’s aging freight distribution systems,” as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey puts the finishing touches to a master plan that is expected to reshape aspects of the East Coast’s largest port in preparation for growing demand over the next 30 to 40 years.

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Rail Volume Reaches Monumental Mark

Rail Volume Reaches Monumental Mark

6/1/18 — Breaking Waves

The Port of New York New Jersey hit another monthly record in April 2018. Total volume for the month of April was 551,117 TEUs…Our rail volume also hit another monthly record with 51,777 containers in April. This is a 10.1% increase from April 2017. For the first time, Port of NY & NJ has recorded two consecutive months (March and April) of rail volume above 50,000 containers. Rail volume, January through April 2018, is 15.7% greater than in the same period of 2017.

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