transhub hudsonThe Hudson River

  • A navigable year-round waterway with a channel draft of 32 feet (9.75 meters)
  • Maximum draft at Albany is 31 feet (9.45 meters), fresh water
  • A channel 600 feet (182.93 meters) wide from New York City to Kingston, New York then 400 feet (121.95 meters) wide to Albany with a mean range of tide of 4.70 feet (1.43 meters)
  • Turning basin of 1,100 feet (335.8 meters)
  • Accommodates ships with overall lengths of up to 750 feet (288.6 meters), maximum beam of 110 feet (33.53 meters) and a maximum air draft of 134 feet (40.84 meters)
  • Hudson River Pilot Association 718.815.4316


Water to Water

With the increased New York State interest in revitalizing the Erie and Champlain Canal Systems, comes increased potential for moving commercial products via water. The Erie Canal runs from Albany to Oswego and Buffalo connecting the Port of Albany with the Great Lakes. Additionally, the Champlain Canal runs from Albany to Lake Champlain in Vermont.

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