From left to right, Hanjin Chief Officer Adam Maria Kukulowicz, Port Authority staff Kevin McGee, the Boston's captain, Sven Mai and Hanjin Shipping’s Dang Yi were on hand at the presentation of the plaque. Captain Sven Mai also received a plaque while in command of the Hanjin Dallas, sister ship of the Hanjin Boston, during that ship's inaugural port call to the Port of New York and New Jersey in the fall of 2014.
The Hanjin Boston made her inaugural port call to the Port of New York and New Jersey, arriving at Maher Terminals on August 26, 2015.
The 7,500 TEU class vessel was built and then chartered to Hanjin in June of 2005. She joins the AW8 service (All Water East Coast) string operated by the CKYHE (Cosco, K-Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin, Evergreen) Vessel Sharing Agreement, along with four other Hanjin ships, all of which are 7500 TEU class vessels: the Miami, Dallas, Baltimore and Yantian.
A total of 5,200 containers were moved over 48 hours while the Boston was in port.
As part of its route, the ship will call Shanghai, Ningbo, Kaohsiung, Singapore, and then direct to the Port of NY/NJ via the Suez Canal. This Suez service offers a competitive transit from the Far East via New York to Chicago of 27 days, compared to routings via the west coast.
After loading export containers at Maher, the return transit is made via the Cape of Good Hope, reaching Singapore in 30 days.