Three Hanjin ships made their first calls on the Port of New York and New Jersey this past June and July. The Hanjin Dallas first docked at Maher Terminals at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal on June 16, 2014. The Dallas’ weekly service string, AW8, calls at ports in China and Singapore before turning to the Port of New York and New Jersey, which is the Dallas’s first port of call inbound. The AW8 service line operates as part of the CKYHE Vessel Sharing Agreement shared by COSCO, K Line, Yang Ming, Hanjin, and Evergreen. Hanjin contributes three of the string’s eleven ships. The twoRead 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 →

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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 →

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a project to upgrade a section of Port Jersey Boulevard on July 23, 2014. Port Jersey Boulevard functions as the main access road to the Global Container Terminal in Jersey City. The section to be upgraded runs through Jersey City, NJ and will allow the port to accommodate future cargo growth while providing environmental benefits. Specifically, the project will provide better access and egress to Port Jersey and Global Container Terminal. It will include: a new left turn lane and entrance to the BMW auto processing facility (to handle additional traffic volume), realignment and repaving of Port JerseyRead 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 →