Erie Basin Bargeport Opens

New York Harbor has a new facility dedicated to berthing and servicing tugboats, barges and other commercial craft. The Erie Basin Marine Terminal was recently sold by the Port Authority of NY/NJ to Erie Basin Marine Associates, a joint venture of two tug and barge companies affiliated with Hughes Bros., Inc. and Reinauer Transportation Companies.

The Erie Basin facility contains 30 acres of land and 56 acres of underwater property in the Red Hook section of Brooklyn. The bargeport has over 4,000 feet of deep water pier space available to commercial vessels for lay berthing on a short or long term basis. There is a barge loading berth for transferring cranes, construction materials and other cargoes between shore and barge.

Facilities will also be made available for crew changes, taking on potable water and topside repairs, including crane service.

Shore side, the bargeport maintains shed and refrigerated/non-refrigerated warehouse space. The new owners hope to attract maritime support and oil response firms that can utilize both the pier and upland facilities. The owners believe that the Erie Basin Bargeport may help relieve a serious shortage of berthing space for workboats and barges in New York Harbor.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 36,  Apr 1992

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