A $200 million investment in reinforced berths to prepare itself for the arrival of next- generation, ultra large container ships continues apace at APM Terminals Port Elizabeth at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Coupled with infrastructure improvement projects announced by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the investments made by APM Terminals will further enable global trade at the largest port on the east coast of North America.
The $200 million investment by APM includes:
- Four next-generation Ship-to-Shore (STS) cranes designed to handle ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs) up to 23 containers wide and 10 high on deck;
- Expansion and technological upgrades of the gate complex designed to improve the trucker experience through a more efficient and faster cargo flow;
- Upgrades to container handling equipment to make them safer, more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly;
- Full berth re-construction of the existing south face to include deepening to 50’ depth.
These expansions and upgrades are being performed without disruption in terminal services through a dedicated onsite APM Terminals project team.
Upon expected completion in Q4 2018, APM Terminals will have the ability to handle 3-4 ULCVs simultaneously.
To view an infographic showing future expansion plans and upgrades at APM Terminals, click here.
Jeremy Ford, Head of Commercial for APM Terminals North America remarked: “This investment represents APM Terminals’ commitment to support growth in partnership with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The enhanced capabilities offer assurance to our steamship line customers, landside customers in the beneficial cargo owner, and the trucking community that APM Terminals Elizabeth will provide service, reliability and safety that puts the needs of our customers first.”
On September 7, 2017, APM Terminals hosted the CMA CGM T. Roosevelt, a 14,414 TEU vessel making its first stop at the Port of New York and New Jersey on its maiden voyage by passing under the newly raised roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge.