The 10th Annual Tug and Barge Day was well attended on October 2nd, 2019 by Industry, USCG, FDNY, NYPD and guest. The event promotes maritime safety and cooperation between industry and government agencies facilitating safety and environmental protection.
As responsible carriers for vital cargo demand of Americas families the Towboat and Harbor Carriers of the Port of NY/NJ are doing everything possible to maintain the flow of regular business In larger society, We are doing everything possible to minimize unnecessary human interaction at our offices as well as with our crews, all while maintaining the flow of regular business processes. Our Jones Act Fleet of vessels are built and maintained in American shipyards and manned by highly trained US Citizens. American vessels support US trade, economy, security and our beloved country. Be safe and God Bless America
The Marine Blue Highway Conference held at Maritime College in NYC attracted Port Authorities from up and down the East Coast, Shippers, Carriers, Government Leaders, Academics, Students, and equity firms. The event attracted over 300 attendees and was filled with great presentations and a buoyed enthusiasm for Short Sea Shipping. Recognition of the overwhelming need to turn to our Nations great waterway system to solve congestion and environmental problems was filled with great promise.
The Towboat and Harbor Carriers Association and port partners support responsibly sited Offshore Wind Energy Areas. US job growth to support the emerging Offshore Wind Sector is encouraging on the East Coast. The TBHCA have engaged with both Equinor and Ørsted to facilitate this growth supporting simulation navigation modeling and Anchorages needs for Marine Safety.
On March 18th, The Tug and Barge Committee participated in the first Annual Maritime Job Awareness Day at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. High School Students from the New York Harbor School, McKee Vocational School, Global School, and South Brooklyn Technical School attended and were treated to view the Tug Fells Point (Vane Brothers) and interviewed the Captain and Chief Engineer on life at Sea.
Coeymans Marine Towing provided quite a spectacle on the Hudson River this week loading and transporting the newly built 130’ tall, 4,000-short-ton heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) from Port of CoeymansInc. marine terminal near Albany, N.Y., to Seawarren NJ.