Staff from The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey presented a plaque to Captain Ho Lee, Master of the Hanjin Shenzhen, to commemorate the vessel’s inaugural port call at Global Terminals on Thursday, April 23, 2015.
The Shenzhen is part of the Vessel Sharing Agreement with United Arab Shipping of Atlanta, GA; China Ocean Shipping Company of Montvale, NJ; and CMA-CGM of East Rutherford, NJ. Hanjin is headquartered in Paramus, NJ.
The IMU Service (India/Mediterranean/USA, also known as the MINA Service) calls ports in India, Pakistan, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Italy, and Spain, offering weekly first port of call service to the Port of New York and New Jersey.
The four partners recently increased the number of ships in the service from nine to twelve vessels. The IMU routing offers shippers increased coverage throughout the three regions served (India, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean) and has resulted in a growing commitment by these four carriers in serving the Port, while increasing intermodal connections nationwide.
The Shenzhen had 3000 container moves while berthing at Global. This service is one of many calling New York and New Jersey as its first port of call. Record volumes in the Port of New York and New Jersey for the last six consecutive months plus growing trade in all markets have resulted in carriers adding ships and increasing capacity with ships already deployed.