The Hanjin Czech arrived on its maiden voyage calling at Maher Terminals on Tuesday, December 8.
To salute this event, Port Authority officials presented a commemorative plaque to the ship’s Captain, Jun Inbom, along with representatives of Maher Terminals and Hanjin Shipping.
The new vessel is dedicated to the “AW8” string, which is operated in a Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA), along with Hanjin’s four partners: COSCO, K-Line, Yang Ming, and Evergreen (CKYHE). The Czech was launched in November this year from Hanjin’s shipbuilding subsidiary located in Subic, Philippines.
In addition to building the Czech, Hanjin remains owner and operator of the new vessel.
The ship sailed directly to the Port of New York New Jersey from Singapore via the Suez after calling ports in China and Southeast Asia. On arrival, the 9,200 TEU vessel transited inbound under the Bayonne Bridge to Maher Terminal and moved more than 4,800 containers during its 48-hour stay in port.
As one of the many Suez services calling the Port of New York New Jersey, the AW8 offers one of the fastest transits from Far East origins to U.S. markets. Intermodal rail cargo destined for Chicago and other inland points is loaded at Millennium Rail in Elizabeth.