A cross-harbor barge service between Red Hook and Port Newark Container Terminal has been launched, the Journal of Commerce reports. The new service is an addition to an existing two-barge service linking Red Hook with its sister Newark terminal. The service handles about 40,000 containers on its barges, each of which has capacity of up to 400 TEU’s per barge.
The Red Hook Cross Harbor Barge is the only service of its kind in the Port Of NY&NJ. With two barges, containers can move quickly and efficiently across the Hudson River daily. Located in Brooklyn , NY Red Hook is easily accessible to all major highways and Hudson River Crossings.
This initiative is one of the many solutions to help mitigate the already limited resources used to transport cargo in the New York and New Jersey region. The barge service creates the extra benefit of reducing congestion and the port’s environmental footprint
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