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 operates as part of the CKYHE Vessel Sharing Agreement operated in conjunction with COSCO, K Line, Yang Ming and Evergreen. Hanjin contributes three of the string’s eleven ships.
The Baltimore’s sister ship, the Hanjin Dallas called at Maher Terminals at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal (EPAMT), on June 16, 2014. Another sister ship, the Hanjin Miami docked at Maher Terminals on July 30.
A plaque marking the Baltimore’s arrival was presented by Port Authority staff to the vessel’s captain. Maher handled close to 5,000 container moves on each of the three CKYHE vessels during terminal operations at the Port of New York and New Jersey.