The Port of New York and New Jersey welcomed the Statue of Liberty’s “little sister” on June 30 at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal. The 1,000-pound, nine-foot-tall statue is a replica made from the same plaster mold as the 1878 original by Auguste Bartholdi. She was removed from her base at the Musée des Arts et Métiers in Paris on June 23 and packed in a specially designed case with plexiglass walls designed for transporting sculptures. Little Lady Liberty followed the same path as the original Statue of Liberty, making the journey from Le Havre, France, aboard the 6,500-TEU CMA CGM NERVAL, in a 20-foot shipping containerRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey welcomed the CMA CGM MARCO POLO to APM Terminals at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal on Thursday, May 20. The arrival set a new record for the largest ship to call on the Port of New York and New Jersey, unseating the CMA CGM BRAZIL, which arrived on September 12, 2020. The CMA CGM MARCO POLO is the largest vessel to call upon any U.S. East Coast port to date and will continue to break records as it sails south to call on other U.S. ports.  Constructed in 2013, the CMA CGM MARCO POLO was the largest container ship inRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey welcomes the CMA CGM Brazil to APM Terminals at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal on Saturday, September 12, marking another milestone as the largest vessel to call upon a U.S. East Coast port. Built in 2020, the 366-meter-long (1,200 feet), 51-meter-wide (167 feet) container ship drawing 47.5 feet of water, has a capacity of 15,072 TEUs.   The landmark arrival of the CMA CGM Brazil showcases the Port’s ability to handle the world’s largest container ships, an outcome of  The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s key investments over the past few years. Improvements such as the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program, which increased the air draft of the bridge to 215 feet, inRead More →

Recently, the Port of New York and New Jersey took steps toward ensuring a cleaner, more sustainable New York Harbor by helping move 15 million baby oysters from a waterfront seeding facility at the Brooklyn Port Authority Marine Terminal to their new underwater home at the mouth of the Bronx River. A Port Authority tenant, Red Hook Container Terminal (RHCT), donated space and four retrofitted shipping containers, each filled with 9,000 gallons of seawater and oyster racks, to carefully transport the precious cargo as part of a Billion Oyster Project (BOP) initiative. The baby oysters were transported by barge to five new acres of oysterRead More →

On Saturday, May 16, the Port of New York and New Jersey welcomed the MV Hyundai Hope at GCT Bayonne – marking the return of the ocean carrier formerly known as Hyundai Merchant Marine but now branded as HMM, after a three-year hiatus. The celebratory occasion was commemorated through a plaque presentation made by Rado Saragih, Manager, Maritime Industry Relations at The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Hyundai Hope, a 13,154 TEU vessel, under the command of Captain LEE, SHO RYONG – represents another significant development as HMM officially became the fourth member of THE Alliance (THEA). Originally formed in 2016, otherRead More →