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    Connecticut won't see super-freighters; but residual effects could bring business here

    (7/1/2012) Ports up and down the East Coast are spending billions of dollars on expansion projects to accommodate new, giant Asian super-freighters that haul as much as three times the cargo as current ships — and will begin coming through the Panama Canal when expansion is complete in January 2015.Ditto with ports on the Gulf Coast, which also will begin receiving the giant ships for the first time. The ships currently only use deeper West Coast ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., and Seattle ...
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    Greenleaf Biofuels' New Haven biodiesel plant nearly complete

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    (6/28/2012) NEW HAVEN — Eight months ago, local legislators shoveled the first piles of dirt for the groundbreaking of Greenleaf Biofuels, and on Thursday they were back for a tour of the nearly complete plant that could be the largest biodiesel facility in New England.The plant, expected to be open and functional in September, is located at 100 Waterfront St., where there is easy access to rail lines and the port. “Eight months ago … everything was just a plan on paper. (Now) much of this ...
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    Plan to build new rail lines on New Haven's Waterfront Street under way

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    (6/13/2012) NEW HAVEN — The plan to tear up Waterfront Street and install new rail lines is under way, according to the state Department of Transportation, which announced this week it found a low bidder for the project.The project, which is part of the I-95/ Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge project, went out to bid in May and according to the DOT, the apparent low bidder is RED Technologies of Bloomfield. DOT spokesman Kevin Nursick said once the award is given, which will occur at the end of this month, construction ...
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    Connecticut chooses California firm to study deep water ports

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    (12/28/2011) HARTFORD — A California firm has been chosen to prepare an in-depth study of the state’s three deep water ports, which already are responsible for 30,000 jobs and some $2.7 billion in state gross domestic product.Moffatt & Nichol will be charged with developing a strategic plan to grow maritime industry jobs, as well as a marketing analysis and general economic development plans.The global company, which has 27 offices around the world, also will address such on-going issues as the slow ...
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    Biofuels company breaks ground for New Haven facility

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    (11/4/2011) By Mary E. O’Leary, Topics Editormoleary@nhregister.com / Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nhrmoleary”>@nhrmolearyNEW HAVEN — A long-awaited biofuels production facility that will help expand the “green” footprint of the industry and add a company and jobs at the New Haven Terminal had a ground-breaking ceremony Friday.Greenleaf Biofuels, owned by Gus Kellogg, will operate the plant at 100 Waterfront St., which he is leasing from New Haven Terminal.Phase 1 involves construction of an ...
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    New Haven gets good news from the state about deep-water port plans

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    (10/5/2011) By Mary E. O’Leary, Register Topics Editormoleary@nhregister.com / Twitter: @nhrmolearyNEW HAVEN — Much to the delight of New Haven officials, the state has announced it is focusing on growing maritime industry jobs by upgrading and better marketing its deep-water ports.The news comes at the same time that Greenleaf Biofuels has received financing on a biodiesel plant to open next year in New Haven’s port.Greenleaf, owned by Steven Kellogg, is expected to hire 23 employees at 100 Waterfront ...
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    “Harbor Crossing” Q Bridge Interchange Phase Begins

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    (7/12/2011) Imagine is the decking over these girders and about 150,000 cars a day whooshing or traffic-jamming their way through. This is where three through lanes from I-95 will meet two from I-91 that meet one from Route 34 out of New Haven.Welcome to the steel bones of the new eastbound interchange approaching and crossing the new Q Bridge in progress. The state Department of Transportation Tuesday gave a tour of this recently begun latest phase of the interchange project and pronounced all on track ...
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    Conn. DOT provides tour for visiting officials of massive New Haven Harbor crossing highway project

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    (7/12/2011) NEW HAVEN — Their usual area of interest is marine traffic, not vehicular, but Port Authority officials Tuesday were treated to a close view of the massive interstate highway project that crosses New Haven Harbor.Escorted by state Department of Transportation engineers to the new stretch of highway that ultimately will serve as the Route 34 connection going east from downtown, Port Authority Executive Director Judi Sheiffele said the tour helped to make sense of the complex construction project ...
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    states move to aggressively lure CT companies

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    Hartford Business Journal Online

    (6/24/2011) States are hungry for Connecticut businesses.About 25 percent of the companies in the Hartford-Springfield region have been approached by other states to consider relocation or expansion elsewhere, according to the 2011 Hartford-Springfield Business Survey released Friday. Among manufacturing firms, 39 percent say they have received a recruitment pitch from other states. And 50 percent of firms employing 50 or more workers said they have considered moving or expanding out of state in ...
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    Truckers save fuel, keep cool with new technology at New Haven port

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    (6/19/2011) NEW HAVEN — In the middle of a heat wave, the new Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Dan Esty came to the city’s port to tout new technology that looks to lower emissions from trucks and improve air quality.A state and federal partnership provided $380,000 for the port to hire a Connecticut business, Control Module Industries, to install 14 electrification stations off Stiles Street where truckers can park in comfort with engines off as they wait to load or unload ...
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    State's Ports not ready for 2014 shipping boom

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    Hartford Business Journal Online

    (1/10/2011) With the right infrastructure improvements to Connecticut’s ports, the $5-billion state maritime industry could see a 50 percent increase in business by 2020, according to the Connecticut Maritime Coalition; but without a state port authority, those improvement will be hard to come by.In 2014, the Panama Canal Authority will complete the addition of a third lane to accommodate ships triple the size of the canal’s current capacity.Because ocean shipping is the cheapest form of transportation, ...
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    Life’s a dredge in New Haven

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    The Nation's Oldest College Daily

    (11/5/2010) New Haven is prepared to go to bat for Morris Cove residents fighting a battle against toxic waste.At a rally of nearly 100 people Saturday at Pardee Seawall in Morris Cove in New Haven, state and local legislators assured angry residents that everything possible was being done to prevent the harbor from becoming the storage site for dredged material from Bridgeport Harbor. Morris Cove is a residential area with public marinas and swimming areas. The dredging plan, issued by the Army Corps ...
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    Malloy Looks to Connecticut Ports for Growth

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    (9/22/2010) NEW HAVEN — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Malloy stood on a dock at the city harbor Tuesday with Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and unveiled a plan to utilize the state’s three deepwater ports more, toward economic growth, job creation and getting vehicles off the road.“It’s time to stop talking about it and time to get going,” Malloy said. “Without state leadership and state resources and a coordinated effort to secure federal assistance, the economic potential of Connecticut deepwater ports ...
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    juice on tap for electric cars, trucks

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    It's Your Town. Read All About It.

    (7/15/2010) Big diesel-spewing trucks were still idling for more than the allowable three minutes along the streets of the port this week. Despite a delay, the country’s first electric truck stop in a port area is riding to the rescue.After groundbreaking for the innovative 14-truck electrical hook-up took place on June 11, there was a week’s delay in getting started on site preparation, according to the Port Authority Executive Director Judi Sheiffele.Meanwhile, the city announced this week that it ...
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    Parking Area Let's Trucks Cut Down On Idling

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    (6/15/2010) NEW HAVEN — City and Port Authority officials hope a new truck electrification parking area will make the air a little cleaner in a part of the state with some of the dirtiest air.Mayor John DeStefano Jr. Thursday joined Port Authority Chairman John Russo and city Director of Sustainability Christine Tang for a ceremonial groundbreaking near the port at Alabama and Stiles streets. There, Enfield-based CabAire will construct 14 electrification stations where trucks can operate heating, air conditioning ...
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    hole in new haven harbor to be filled

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    (4/3/2010) NEW HAVEN — In the 1950s, during construction of Interstate 95, about 1 million cubic yards of fill was excavated from a “borrow pit” in New Haven Harbor off Morris Cove and used as fill for the newly emerging highway system.A half-century later, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to fill part of that huge hole with material from the long overdue dredging of Bridgeport Harbor, and cap it with “suitable material” from the same project.“The intent is to do an environmental restoration. ...
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    Port chief's not giving up

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    It's Your Town. Read All About It.

    (3/3/2010) The city’s ports director is hoping for a lifeline after the feds sank her her hopes for nearly $43 million in “TIGER” money. Port Authority Executive Director Judith Sheiffele hoped the money would provide an anchor for a number of projects in the ports area. Her projects were among the 23 state applications, totaling $630 million, that were all skunked for federal TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) funds last month.But she said this week she sees a little ...
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    Drivers Will be watched near harbor

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    It's Your Town. Read All About It.

    (11/9/2009) Starting next year, you may want to smile when driving across one of the city’s river bridges. You’ll be on camera. The same holds true when near the harbor, the Veterans Memorial or the famous lighthouse, members of the New Haven Port Authority were told at the panel’s regular meeting Thursday night. It all stems from a $1.1 million federal stimulus grant the city has received to strengthen security in and around the city’s port. A total of 27 cameras will be mounted either on city ...
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    funding sort for ambitious port plan

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    (9/28/2009) NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Port Authority has been awarded federal stimulus funds of about $1.1 million for fencing, cameras and lighting to enhance security, but officials are putting their highest hopes on landing a $41.3 million grant for infrastructure money that could transform the area.Judi Sheiffele, executive director of the Port Authority, said the $41.3 million is available under Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery funds, or TIGER, which allow cities to apply for ...
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    Port Authority fears possible loss of power to state

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    (6/19/2009) NEW HAVEN — New Haven Port Authority members Thursday were upset with a last-minute, secret amendment that takes power away from local port authorities and gives it to the state.Spinning out of a fight in Bridgeport, language was inserted into a transportation bill that allows port authorities to modify their duties or property only with the written approval of the state transportation commissioner.A move was under way in Bridgeport to disband its port authority because it was unable to ...
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    Army Corps to sample silted areas in New Haven Harbor

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    (4/28/2009) NEW HAVEN — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to sample silted areas of New Haven Harbor this summer in a run-up to maintenance dredging there in 2010 at the earliest.Local and state officials hope the corps also takes samples of material along the west side of the harbor parallel to Long Wharf Drive and at the entrance and north up the West River channel.Charles Beck of the Connecticut Maritime Commission and Judi Sheiffele, executive director of the New Haven Port Authority, ...
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    vision outlined for vital gateway

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    (2/6/2009) From shipping cars to Africa to a new security checkpoint for truckers, Judith Sheiffele has big plans for New Haven’s year-old port district.The New Haven Port Authority heard about those plans at its annual meeting Thursday night.“People drive by on the I-95 corridor and have no idea about what goes on” in the tangle of pipes, buildings and piles of material that flank the highway, said Judith Scheiffele, the authority’s executive director [pictured standing recently in the port area].One ...
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