Wan Hai Lines, a Taiwan-based ocean container carrier that has predominately served the intra-Asia market since its entry into container shipping in 1976, is expanding its service to the U.S. East Coast. The first ship arrived at Global Container Terminals’ GCT New York in the Port of New York and New Jersey on July 30, 2021. The addition of this service provides better transit time and service coverage to meet growing consumer demand. CAPE MAYOR, was the first ship of Wan Hai Lines’ independent service to the U.S. East Coast from Taipei. Nine other Panamax Class container vessels with a capacity of 2,800 to 4,000Read More →

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 handled record-breaking container volume in August and September, and that trend is expected to continue for October and the rest of the year.  Surging freight volumes are attributed to several effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including retailers replenishing depleted stocks, a transition to the “stay at home” economy, and inventory management strategies that incorporate more “just-in-case” stock levels.  A busy, robust port offers a glimmer of hope during these difficult times, leading to increased economic activity and the creation of more jobs. As we look forward, and with an eye on maintaining the integrity of the supply,Read More →

Continuing its recovery to 2019 volume levels, the Port of New York and New Jersey surpassed its all-time September record as factories and manufacturers around the world ramped up activity in preparation for the holiday season and growing concerns of future supply chain disruptions. The Port reported total volume of 720,969 TEUs (399,803 containers) for September 2020, which was a 15.4 percent increase from the September 2019 totals of 624,961 TEUs (352,098 containers) i. This new record brings the Port’s volume through September to 5,382,422 TEUs (3,032,386 containers).  The seaport’s recovery was the lone bright spot in the overall financial performance of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which reported last month continuing declines in revenue primarily due to low passenger volumes at the agency’s major airports, low ridership onRead More →