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calendar year, no less than 1,903,611 tons, or 97.7 per- advertise, widely, systematically, continuously, all of cent., was oil. the advantages shippers may derive through a more general use of the State's great system of improved waterways-unequalled in the world. "Its the only
It is stated that the Argentine Government will send to this country for reconditioning its two battleships Rivadavia and Moreno, to defray the expense of which $9,500,000 gold pesos has been appropriated. Who'll get it?
Chairman Farley, seemingly to everybody's satisfaction, has allowed himself to be elected President of the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation. This will cause a broadening of the du ties of Vice-President Sidney Henry, to include the administrative and statistical departments, the personnel division, and the department of investigation and the field forces, in short, those of general manager.
"One in high authority," evidently at Bayonne, declares that "the rejection by the Bayonne Board of Commissioners of the proposition for the $150,000,000 marine terminal made by the New York Port Terminal Company can hardly pave the way for the submission of another plan to the same body," because the terminal company owns all the waterfront between the Standard Oil plant and the long dock of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Reason enough.
United States exporters are losing European customers, lugubriously lament the free traders, but they are gaining new ones in other parts of the world pipes up the optimistic protectionists. So that's that.
Some day, in its own way, the Board of Estimate and Apportionment will consider its duty in connection with the establishment of a publicity bureau for the Port of New York, so 'tis said.
Did anyone ever hear that one Nelson B. Killmer is an advocate of a great subport at Jamaica Bay, at which the largest Barge Canal terminal in the Port of New York is eventually to be located?
"French want big ship subsidy," declares the headlines of a local commercial newspaper. Well, they are likely to get it, too, if they need it.
It is said that there are 80 miles of docks in the Port of London. And there are over 700 miles of waterfront in the Port of New York.
"Get rid of the ships," says an unsympathetic editorial in the New York Evening Post, on September 27. Oh, no; it was not referring to foreign ships entering and leaving our ports. It would sell or junk all of the Government-owned ships, so as to get rid of the appalling expense. Yes, yes.
"An urgent ship problem," it seems to be to the New York Journal of Commerce, in reflecting upon the American merchant marine and the vociferousness of the demand that, somehow, some way, the Government perestablish it in trade. The Journal Commerce would solve it by allowing foreign ships to do all our foreign carrying. How easy!
Dwight B. La Du, State Engineer and Surveyor, declares that the Barge Canal isn't used enough. So say we, all of us. The reason is clear. The state should
J. Harry Mull, president and general manager of the Wm. Cramp & Son, Ship & Engine Building Company, of Philadelphia, heads a committee of shipbuilders who will make a survey of shipbuilding problems with a view to formulating recommendations that will insure a permanent future for American shipbuilding. More power to him, and to them. The finding of this committee will be presented to the American Marine Congress, to be held here November 5-10, 1923.
Sale of Government Ships to Dollars Around-The-World American Passenger and Freight Steamship Service to Be Furnished by the Dollar Line On September 12 Chairman Farley of the United States Shipping Board announced the sale of seven combination freight and passenger ships, known as the 502type, to the Dollar Line, of San Francisco. While it has not been officially stated what the price was, it is generally believed to have been around $4,000,000 for the seven vessels. It is expected service will be begun around the world in the late Fall. Chairman Farley further says:
The around-the-world service, starting at San Francisco will touch at Japan, China, Philippines, Java, Straits Settlements, Singapore, India, through the Suez, Egypt, Mediterranean ports to New York, thence through the Panama Canal to home. By arrangement with the Board, this service is guaranteed for five years. This will be the first round-the-world service of this kind that has been inaugurated, for while the Dollar Company is maintaining freight boats on this service today, there are no other ships now in a continuous service around the world under any flag.
The Shipping Board is of the belief that this service. will be of great value to American travelers and merchants, and it will have the full support of the Board in its effort to build up an American merchant marine.
These ships were built by the New York Shipbuilding Company and are of 10,533 gross tons register and 6,195 tons net, five of them being now operated from New York to London. These will be supplanted by other fast freight ships. The passenger accocmodations to London will of course be greatly augmented next year by the capacity of the new Republic, ex-President Grant, now bein reconditioned at Newport News. The other two ships of the seven sold are being operated from the west
coast of the United States to the east coast of South America. These also will be supplanted by other vessels.
The first line to be sold by the Shipping Board as a result of their advertisement of April 28, 1923, and for which negotiations have been in progress, were two ships to the Grace line, which will be supplemented by their own vessels and operated from the west coast of North America to the west coast of South America. This service is guaranteed for five years. These vessels were the Rotarian and the Orcus, both cargo vessels of about 7,500 tons each. They were built by the Todd Drydock and Shipbuilding Company of Tacoma, and completed in
Instead of being the dearest port in the world New York could be made the cheapest-but only through real united cooperation of those most interested.
A Portion of the Port of New York Is Its Largely Undeveloped But Rapidly Developing Northern New Jersey Section. Industrial Sites and Waterway Connections With Transcontinental Railroads Superior to Any Other in the Port. Described in Detail by an Expert
By J. SPENCER SMITH,
President State of New Jersey Board of Commerce and Navigation
HEN the words "Port of New York" are spoken many think of that portion of the Metropolitan District of New York lying east of the Hudson River. Many are apt to overlook the fact that the waterways of New Jersey are a very important present factor in making the Port of New York, and destined in the future to become infinitely more important.
New Jersey's Unequalled Advantages There is no State in the Union that is so fortunately located as is New Jersey in the advantages it possesses and offers for those seeking industrial location. If one will take a map upon which are located New Jersey's waterways, highways and railroads, he will see:
1. That the eastern shore of Northern New Jersey is located on the Hudson River, New York Bay, Kill van Kull, Arthur Kills, Staten Island Sound and Raritan Bay, the latter in turn forming a part of the Lower New York Bay.
2. That the main stem of the great highway systems leading to the west and south have their beginnings in New Jersey.
3. That the terminals for all the great Trunk Line railroads, with the exception of the Baltimore and Ohio and the Harlem and Hudson River divisions of the New York Central railroad, and the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad, are located on the New Jersey shore front.
4. That splendid rivers and wide bays with deep channels crossed by highways and railroads flow into the harbor waters of New York, such as the Overpeck Creek, Hackensack, Passaic, Elizabeth, Rahway and Raritan Rivers, and Newark Bay. These waterways are paralleled in many instances by trunk line railroads. For instance, the Hackensack River is paralleled along a portion of it by the West Shore division of the New York Central railroad, and the New York, Susquehanna & Western division of the Erie railroad. The Passiac River is paralleled by the Pennsylvania and the Erie railroads. The Raritan River is paralleled by the Lehigh Valley and Raritan River railroad, the latter connecting with the New Jersey Central and the Pennsylvania railroads. Newark Bay is a magnificent body of water capable of accommodating practically all of the shipping now carried on in New York harbor. The City of Newark has spent millions of dollars developing a channel 31 feet deep along its shorefront on Newark Bay, and is seemingly ready to spend millions more, so confident is it of its future maximum development as a
great marine terminal. In addition to Newark, the cities of Bayonne, Jersey City and Elizabeth are located upon and are all intensely interested in Newark Bay and its great future. great future. The New Jersey Central parallels the Staten Island Sound on the New Jersey side from Elizabethport to Perth Amboy. The Hudson River waterfront of New Jersey beginning at Edgewater and running south to Bayonne is served by all rail connections by all the railroads terminating in New York, with the exception of the
Long Island and the New York, New Haven and Hart
Many Other Advantages
There probably is no labor market in the world equal to that found in Northern New Jersey. The territory in itself provides splendid home sites for toilers. It affords excellent recreation facilities as well as everything that one could wish for in the way of opportunities for lovers of art and those things that make life worth living.
This territory lies in the midst of the greatest consuming market in the world-the great Metropolitan District of New York on one side and the Metropolitan District of Philadelphia on the other.
A manufacturer located in this district can receive his raw products from any part of the world either by ships. railroads or highways, and in turn can ship out his manufactured products to all parts of the world either by water, highway or railway in less time than it can be said of any other section of the United States.
The cost of living in this district is reasonably low. Land values, comparatively speaking, are very low, but will soon advance as their advantages for industries and residences are better known.
The municipalities within the district and the State itself stand ready to aid those desiring a location in this territory and they will always be willing to aid their citizens in every way they can to better their conditions.
New Jersey a Sanely Progressive State
New Jersey is a sanely progressive State. Its citizens are proud of their possessions, their location and their advantages. And they are endeavoring, and the progress of events are helping them, to make the most of them.
New Ship Canal
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GENERAL-FREE AND BONDED-STORAGE
All our Piers and Warehouses are protected by Automatic Sprinkler System, thereby obtaining lowest Direct all rail connections with Trunk Lines, independent of float or lighter system. Storage in transit privilege. Service guaranteed by over 50 years' experience, security and protection combined. All employees bonded. Cotton fumigating plant on premises at Clifton.
Our modern warehouses serve any and all of the above 1000 ft. piers.
AMERICAN DOCK & POUCH TERMINALS
Executives Office: 17 STATE ST., N. Y. C.
A Mammoth Lumber Terminal at
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ed area can be most economically and quickly supplied, besides which the company will be able to ship to other Atlantic coast ports such lumber as may be ordered with greater facility and dispatch because of the central character of the location.
Precisely describing the location, it is at the westerly end of the inshore channel of the Port Newark newly developed territory, and adjoining the properties of the War Department Army Base and the Transmarine Cor poration.
Annual Lumber Turn-Over
This great lumber terminal will be capable of handling 300,000,000 feet of lumber a year. Interested in Inter-. coastal Lumber Terminals, Inc., are some of the largest lumber dealers of Oregon and Washington. An incident of this location of a lumber terminal is likely to be the establishment in the City of Newark of several big furniture building concerns. Several large manufacturers have already looked into the matter and are greatly impressed with the favorable location, the low rates of transportation that will be afforded by water transportation, and easy rail connections for all parts of the country, and, for that matter, for export business.
An Initial $1,000,000 Investment
The Terminal, Inc., plans to make an initial invest
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ment of $1,000,000 at Port Newark, inclusive of the modern machinery to be installed to facilitate and cheapen quick handling of lumber.
The huge lumber terminal planned will be a boon to the wholesale lumber dealers hereabouts, because they can avail of the company's storage facilities and reduce their own stocks and area of plant.
The receiving of lumber will begin as soon as the dock is ready and roads finished, all of which work is now in progress and being rushed to completion.
The Lumber Terminals, Inc., has taken offices at 15 and 17 West 44th Street, New York City.
New Atlantic Transport Liner
The new Atlantic Transport Line steamship Minnewaska, 21,400 tons register, and the largest ship using London as a home port, arrived here September 9 on her maiden trip. Designed and constructed at the ship yards of Harland and Wolff, Ltd., Belfast, the new vessel is 626 feet long with a beam of 80.37 feet and is driven by geared turbined engines generating 15,000 horsepower. She is rated for a speed of seventeen knots, but her initial voyage indicated she will be able to do better.
With the bringing out of the new Minnewaska the Atlantic Transport Line starts a new class to replace its famous "Minne" boats, which before the war maintained a popular service for first class passengers only between New York and London. As second ship for the class the Minnetonka is now nearing completion at Belfast, Ireland, where the Minnewaska was launched in March last.
Completion of a quarter century of transatlantic service also is crowned by the appearance of the new steamer.