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Bridgeport Harbor Barge Presentation

BENEFITS FROM DEVELOPING A
CONTAINER SHIPPING FACILITY AND
SERVICE IN BRIDGEPORT HARBOR, CONNECTICUT

photo of a barge going under a bridge

Greater Bridgeport Regional
Planning Agency
December 15, 2000


ISSUES

REGION'S I-95 IS OVER CAPACITY
FAIRFIELD COUNTY IS AN NON-ATTAINMENT AREA
REGION'S RAIL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IS LIMITED
NY/NJ PORTS ARE CONGESTED
BRIDGEPORT HARBOR IS UNDERUTILIZED


BACKGROUND

PORT ISLAND DISTRIBUTION NETWORK (PIDN) - PORT AUTHORITY OF NY/NJ

map displaying the Port Island Distribution Network, New York and New Jersey


PROCESS

FORMULATING PROJECT STUDY SCOPES
OBTAINING STUDY FUNDS FROM FHWA-CMAQ
RECEIVING MPO ENDORSEMENT
ESTABLISHING STUDY COMMITTEE AND SUPPORT

ConnDOT
Bridgeport Port Authority
Port Authority of NY/NJ
NYMTC
Connecticut Trucks Association
Logistics Connecticut

COMPETING STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS AND IMPLEMENTING STRATEGY

Proposed State Legislation
Federal Funding


IS BRIDGEPORT THE IDEAL LOCATION?

PORT CLOSE TO SHIPPING LANES
IDEAL ACCESS TO I-95
AVAILABILITY OF PORT PROPERTIES
ADEQUATE NEARBY UPLAND AREAS
GOOD POTENTIAL OR REGIONAL
DISTRIBUTION CENTER
MUNICIPAL PORT AUTHORITY


BRIDGEPORT HARBOR, CONNECTICUT

map of Bridgeport Harbor, Connecticut


DISTRIBUTION CENTER POTENTIAL / BRIDGEPORT REGIONAL MARITIME CENTER

arial photo of Bridgeport Regional Maritime Center map showing Remington Park and Father Pamik Village

map

RECOMMENDED ROLL-ON/ROLL-OFF SERVICES

DAILY BARGE SERVICE
TRUCK RAMPS REQUIREMENTS
TUG AND BARGE EQUIPMENT
60-90 BOXES PER DAY
150,000 - 200,000 ANNUAL CONTAINERS EACH DAY


A Ro/Ro barge service Yard tractor called "hostler"
photo of a Ro/Ro barge service photo of a yard tractor called "hostler"

COST PER BOX FOR TRANSIT FROM PANY & NJ TO HARTFORD

Truck

$250

$550

$250

Assessments

$85

$235

$85

Royalties

$120

$150

$160

Port And Terminal

$235

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$413

Barge

$191

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$188

Load/Discharge

     

Tug And Barge

$881

$935

$1,096


CAPITAL REQUIREMENTS
DOCK/STORAGE FACILITY $4,013,420

Bulkhead
Fendering
Bollards
Paving
Lights
Fence
Parking Barrier
Fuel & Waste Oil Tanks
Sewer Pipe Ext.
Dredging

BUILDING (OFFICE & MAINTENANCE) $150,000

Office Space, Equipment
Maintenance Buildings & Tools
Gruid Shak
Safety Items

CONTAINER HANDLING EQUIPMENT $1,500,000

Yard Tractors
Container Handlers
Container Chassis
Ramp

Total $5,663,420

diagram of a barge
diagram of a barge
GENERAL CONCLUSIONS

A WATERBORNE CONTAINER FEEDER
SERVICE IS
ECONOMICALLY AND TECHNICALLY VIABLE

A COST WISE WATERBORNE TRANSFER
SERVICE IS ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

DIVERSION OF TRUCKS FROM I-95
TO A BARGE SERVICE REDUCTION OF HIGHWAY CONGESTION

Updated: 03/30/2011
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