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Date: 01/08/19 02:09
New International Container Terminal in Bayonne NJ
Author: JPB

Looks like NS is now offering 20'/40'/45' ocean container service from the newly opened Global Container Terminal Bayonne ExpressRail Port Jersey to Chicago, IL, Cleveland, OH, Pittsburgh, PA, Columbus, OH and Detroit, MI. This new terminal is adjacent to New York New Jersey Rail car float operations at ex-PRR Greenville Yard in Bayonne, NJ. I'm guessing GCT containers will be handled by existing NS container trains, 243-25Z COFC west and 20R-242 COFC east?

http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/shipping-tools/shipping-news-and-alerts/new-international-service---global-container-terminal-bayonne-ex.html
https://globalterminalsbayonne.com/panynj-achieves-major-milestone-in-efforts-to-enhance-movement-of-cargo-by-rail-outside-ny-nj-region/

Excerpts from Global Container Terminal's press release:"...The initial phase of the ExpressRail Port Jersey intermodal facility, which began service today, consists of four tracks designed for active loading and unloading of cargo from the GCT Bayonne terminal that connect to a lead track to and from the main freight rail network. It also consists of two high-efficiency, all-electric, regenerative powered, widespan, dual cantilevered, rail mounted gantry cranes featuring LED lighting to load and unload containers in the intermodal yard. By the middle of this year, the facility will be fully built out to 9,600 linear feet of an eight-track working pad, two lead tracks, as well as additional support and train storage track.The intermodal facility will help support the port’s cargo growth and have an annual capacity of 250,000 container lifts. It will connect the GCT Bayonne terminal to CSX and Norfolk Southern’ s extensive rail network, allowing shippers to efficiently and seamlessly transfer their cargo from ship to rail; and reach key inland markets in the Midwest, New England and elsewhere in a timely manner.“GCT USA commenced a comprehensive terminal expansion in 2009. The new rail terminal known as GCT Bayonne ExpressRail Port Jersey is the second important milestone in the project. In 2014, GCT completed the first phase that included the addition of a second berth at GCT Bayonne, featuring two super post-Panamax cranes and 20 semi-automated rail mounted gantry cranes, supported by advanced systems operating the facility. The new technology investment enabled the implementation of the Truck Appointment System in 2017, providing an efficient yard and gate operation while putting GCT Bayonne at the technological forefront of marine terminal operators in North America,” said John Atkins, President of GCT USA. “Coupled with the highest crane productivity in the harbor and now completing the ExpressRail facility in 2019, the intermodal yard provides our customers with a first port-of-call advantage for their rail cargo. GCT Bayonne is extremely well-positioned to provide our customers superior service for both local and intermodal cargos.”..."Background on the new IM transload facility in Bayonne:
https://globalterminalsbayonne.com/
https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/panynjs-600m-expressrail-port-jersey-facility-construction-under-way/40343



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/08/19 03:48 by JPB.






Date: 01/08/19 04:59
Re: New International Container Terminal in Bayonne NJ
Author: florida581

Looks like they may just have their own dedicated trains:

242 Harrisburg, PA - GCT Bayonne, NJ
243 GCT Bayonne, NJ - Harrisburg, PA

Andrew



Date: 01/08/19 05:19
Re: New International Container Terminal in Bayonne NJ
Author: Lackawanna484

Does the Port Jersey company build the trains? Port Jersey Terminal has its own locomotives.

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Date: 01/08/19 05:44
Re: New International Container Terminal in Bayonne NJ
Author: MP403

No. This terminal is served by Conrail Shared Assets.



Date: 01/08/19 07:12
Re: New International Container Terminal in Bayonne NJ
Author: Dogcatcher

9800 feet over 8 tracks is really tight. That place sounds like a pain to spot and pull. Lots of work for an average length Pig train.



Date: 01/08/19 10:39
Re: New International Container Terminal in Bayonne NJ
Author: Lackawanna484

MP403 Wrote:
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> No. This terminal is served by Conrail Shared
> Assets.

Thanks. I know there was some discussion about the division of work when PJT, N.Y. Cross Harbor, Tropicana, brought their own equipment onto what was once Pennsylvania Railroad Greenville yard and shops.

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Date: 01/08/19 12:11
Re: New International Container Terminal in Bayonne NJ
Author: MP403

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> Thanks. I know there was some discussion about the
> division of work when PJT, N.Y. Cross Harbor,
> Tropicana, brought their own equipment onto what
> was once Pennsylvania Railroad Greenville yard and
> shops.
>
> Posted from Android

NYNJ Rail, the successor to the Cross Harbor, acquired Port Jersey a few years back and both railroads are under the common ownership of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. There was some talk about NYNJ handling switching for the new dockside intermodal terminal, but I believe that it's Conrail that switches it and will build the intermodal trains for NS and CSX. The expansion of the NYNJ's Greenville Yard and related float bridge work, along with new carfloats, was all part of the larger Port Authority project of redeveloping the Greenville area.



Date: 01/08/19 12:35
Re: New International Container Terminal in Bayonne NJ
Author: Lackawanna484

Thanks, again. Wouldn't want to see the work go off line.

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