A pilot project is nudging the Hudson Valley to return to river transport — in a carbon-neutral way — with sail freight.
At last night’s meeting in Rhinecliff, there was a debate about why the pilots association and shipping industry have requested ten new anchorages on the Hudson River. Those speaking on behalf of the anchorages, including some Hudson River pilots, claimed that the request was all about safety, while others (like me) argued that the need for new anchorages was about transporting fracking oil. There’s no … Read More
Wall Street Journal: A proposal to allow commercial barges to drop anchor along a 70-mile strip of the Hudson River has stoked outrage from some who live along the water. There is one anchorage site between Yonkers and Kingston, and the U.S. Coast Guard is proposing to add nine and to expand a site in Yonkers. Shipping industry officials say more … Read More
Scenic Hudson: The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is considering the adoption of regulations that would establish new anchorage grounds for commercial vessels along the Hudson River at 10 sites located between Yonkers, Westchester County, and Kingston, Ulster County. In essence, these are huge parking lots for barges, many of which likely would contain volatile crude oil awaiting shipment to East Coast … Read More
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