The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended a plan that would have allowed for 10 new commercial shipping anchorages in the Hudson River stretching from Yonkers to Kingston.  The sites would have allowed for a total of 43 berths – including 42 long-term berths – for barges travelling to the Port of New York.

In a safety report issued Tuesday, the Coast Guard made several recommendations for the Hudson River but did not include a recommendation that the additional barges be added. It did, however, say that regulations in regards to where barges can anchor are unclear. It did not propose any outcome timelines for such a clarification.

The Business Council of Westchester was among the outspoken opponents of the proposal, a