Volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey has soared – solidifying its position as North America’s second largest port and an essential hub in the movement of goods in and out of the United States. As a top tier port, the port handles some of the industry’s newest Ultra Large Container Vessels and gives shippers access to an extensive network of six modern terminals, an on-dock rail network, easy-to-access highways, and nearby distribution centers and warehouses.  Just released statistics show a 6.5 percent increase in total volume for July 2019 from the previous July (662,994 TEUs/376,135 containers versus 622,559 TEUs/354,101 containers). DuringRead More →

As a top tier port, the Port of New York and New Jersey can handle the industry’s newest and largest vessels. On August 20, 2019, it welcomed ONE IBIS, a state-of-the-art 14,000 TEU class vessel built in 2016, to the Global Container Terminal (GCT) Bayonne. GCT Bayonne is part of a comprehensive port complex of six container terminals, modern on-dock railroad systems, easy-to-access highways, and nearby distribution centers and warehouses.  ONE IBIS is operated by Ocean Network Express (ONE) and operates within the EC4 service route. EC4 provides the fastest transit between the Port of New York and New Jersey and Asian through the SuezRead More →

On Friday, July 19, Port Newark warehouse tenant Best Transportation delivered a 14,000-pound container using a zero-emission electric drayage truck, becoming the first trucking company to move a container from Maher Terminals of the Port of New York and New Jersey by using an electric vehicle. Powered by electricity, this tractor emits zero tailpipe pollutant and delivered its cargo to Costco Wholesale in Monroe, NJ and returned without incident to the Port with an empty container on the same day. The second-generation battery electric drayage truck, the only commercially available zero-emission drayage truck, is powered by a battery pack that produces enough power for anRead More →

June was a big month for autos at the Port of New York and New Jersey. A total of 54,441 autos moved through the Port in June, representing a 34.3 percent increase over the previous year. Auto volume for the period of January through June 2019 also shows significant gains, rising by 6.4 percent when compared to the same period of 2018. Total volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey remains at record-breaking levels. Total volume from January to June 2019 was 3,652,841 compared to 3,450,469 for the same period of 2018, a 4.4 percent increase. After five straight months of record-settingRead More →

On Friday, July 19, Cape Akritas arrived on its maiden voyage at Maher Terminals at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal (EPAMT). The ship’s arrival also marked the first visit for Captain Strongylis Evangelos, a 19-year veteran, along with his 24-person multinational crew. The Captain and crew were greeted by General Manager of the New Jersey Marine Terminal (NJMT), Mike Bozza, for a plaque presentation to commemorate the visit – on behalf of the Port of New York and New Jersey. Cape Akritas was built in 2016 by Hanjin Subic Shipyard and is owned by Athens-based Costamare, operating a fleet of 76 containerships. The shipRead More →