cargo record

On Friday, December 5, the Port of New York and New Jersey announced that it hit an all-time record for monthly cargo volume in October 2014. During that month, the port handled 306,805 shipping containers, up 1 percent from the previous monthly record of 306,051 containers set in August 2013. The increase was driven by a hike in import-loaded containers. October 2014 stats also showed annual growth for cargo shipped on the port’s ExpressRail system, with 42,950 containers transported on rail, up 14.2 percent over October 2013. Currently, more than 14 percent of the all port traffic is transported by rail. Figures like these indicateRead More →

On Thursday, August 14, the Hanjin Baltimore made its inaugural port call to the Port of New York and New Jersey at Maher Terminals. The Hanjin Baltimore is a 7,471 TEU vessel built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Ltd. at their South Korean shipyard in 2005. As part of the AW8 weekly service string, the Baltimore will call on ports in China and Singapore before transiting the Suez Canal reaching the Port of New York and New Jersey in only 24 days. New York is the first port of call inbound. She then continues to Norfolk and Savannah before returning to China. The AW8 service operatesRead More →

apl mexico city

On Thursday, August 14, staff from The Port Authority’s Port Commerce Department presented a plaque to the captain of the APL Mexico City to commemorate her maiden voyage. Newly delivered from Daewoo’s Okpo shipyard in South Korea June 30th, the APL Mexico City docked at Global Terminals as part of the China East Coast (CEC) service. At 9,200 TEU’s, the vessel is equal to the largest ships that call the Port. It arrived at Global with ocean containers stacked eight tiers high on deck. The CEC service deploys vessels between 8,700 and 9,300 TEUs and calls Vietnam direct, transits to China and Singapore, and makesRead More →

June 18 marked the grand opening of Global Container Terminal’s multi-million dollar expansion. Started in 2010 and costing $325 million dollars, the expansion program installed semi-automated operations designed to improve efficiencies and safety while reducing environmental impact. “The partnership between Global and The Port Authority that led to this state-of-the-art terminal is a terrific example of a partnership between the public sector and private sector,” said Pat Foye, Executive Director of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Before the expansion, trucks required up to two hours to arrive and depart from the port. When its full slate of improvements takes effect, GlobalRead More →