January 8, 2018 The Honorable Andrew Cuomo Governor, State of New York Executive Chamber Capitol Building Albany, New York 12224 Dear Governor Cuomo: On behalf of the Buffalo Niagara International Trade Gateway Organization (ITGO) and the Western New York regional logistics industry, we write in support of your comments in…
Category: Trade and Logistics
CSX CEO Harrison Dies at 73
by Ben Meyer, American Shipper Longtime railway executive E. Hunter Harrison died today at the age of 73. A former president and chief executive officer of Class I railroads Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP), Harrison was named president and CEO of Jacksonville, Fla.-based CSX Corp. in March.…
New $75 million bridge keeps trains rolling through Letchworth State Park
by James Fink, Buffalo Business First After two years of construction and a $75 million investment from both private and public sources, Norfolk Southern has christened the new Portage Bridge that cuts through Letchworth State Park. The 963-foot-long steel arch single-track span replaces an aging and obsolete bridge that was originally constructed…
Group prepares application for $20M logistics hub in Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park
A group of stakeholders who have been working on the logistics industry in Buffalo want to build a roughly $20 million freight facility on a 22-acre parcel at Buffalo Lakeside Commerce Park.
ITGO and New Era Cap Team Up on 2018 Logistics Outlook on 10/30 – Join Us!
On October 30, just as the World Series is coming to a close and New Era springs into action, ITGO welcomes Josh Creasman, VP of Global Supply Chain to the stage, to shed light on how New Era, with its expansive reach and household name, keeps its customers’ needs fulfilled through a…
Another Voice: International trade is a key to WNY economy
ITGO Board member Nancy Dempsey (Unifrax) hits the nail on the head regarding the importance of trade to Western New York in her recent Buffalo News op-ed.
Governor: Cashless tolls coming for Grand Island bridges
Bringing you fantastic news! The switch to cashless tolls has been a top priority on ITGO’s advocacy agenda. Keeping those trucks moving not only provides environmental benefits, but it makes our region more attractive for moving freight by saving time. Let’s do Williamsville and Lackawanna next!
ITGO Letter Re: E-Manifest and Cashless Tolls at Land Border Crossings
August 4, 2017 Acting Commissioner Kevin McAleenan U.S. Customs and Border Protection 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 20004 Dear Acting Commissioner McAleenan: On behalf of the Buffalo Niagara International Trade Gateway Organization (ITGO), a Western New York-based collaboration of private, public and academic stakeholders working to create a globally-recognized…
Another Voice: Raising of the Bayonne Bridge could benefit WNY
By Craig W. Turner On June 9, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced that reconstruction of the Bayonne Bridge, which connects Bayonne, N.J., with Staten Island, had reached navigational clearance that will allow the new class of larger ocean vessels to access Port Authority of New York and New Jersey…
Governor Christie Announces Navigational Clearance Achieved at Bayonne Bridge
Governor Chris Christie announced today the early completion of a new navigational clearance level at the Bayonne Bridge. The new clearance of 215 feet will allow environmentally friendly cargo vessels of up to 18,000 TEUs to access marine terminals in Elizabeth, Newark, and Staten Island.