NY Container Terminal / Berth 3 Deepening

Now known as one of the Global Container Terminals, The New York Container Terminal, a full-service container and cargo handling facility, is located near the Goethals Bridge on Staten Island.  Providing easy access to four major interstate highways, this terminal was awarded multiple times with the "Best Terminal" award, having one of the highest volume cargo capabilities in the New York Harbor and being easily accessible to major truck routes. The NY Container Terminal is positioned on 187 acres of upland area and provides a pathway to the largest and most prosperous consumer and business markets in the world. 

CASHMAN DREDGING was contracted to deepen the existing depths within Berth 3 to a depth of 50 feet (+2 feet) MLW. The firm worked closely with the Owner, as well as the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and the US Coast Guard (USCG).


  • Dredged ~9,500 cubic yards of non-rock material and 33,000 cubic yards of blasted rock. 
  • Drilled a total of 2,429 holes. 
  • Drilled and blasted ~170,000 square feet of rock. 
  • Placed non-rock materials unsuitable for Historic Area Remediation Site (HARS) placement at an upland disposal facility for beneficial reuse. 
  • Placed HARS-suitable blasted rock at an artificial reef (Shark River) off the New Jersey coast. 
  • Employeed a third-party consulting firm that specializes in strain monitoring of structures adjacent to blast sites to help develop a monitoring program for the pier as part of CASHMAN'S Blast Plan. 
  • Utilized a staged approach to blasting in order to minimize the pressure on an existing pier that involved using a production area, a buffer zone, and a one-range cushion zone closest to the pier. 
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$3.8 Million
Nov. 2014 – Jan. 2014