The Zim Antwerp, one of the largest vessels deployed by Zim American Integrated Shipping Services (Zim) reached its berth at Maher Terminals on June 26, 2017.
The Antwerp has a maximum capacity of 10,062 TEUs. Her arrival represents the first Neo Panamax Zim vessel to call Maher Terminals in Newark Bay after a navigational clearance of 215 feet above the waterline was announced for the Bayonne Bridge earlier this month.
Ships of the Antwerp’s size and larger will become regular visitors to ocean terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Two of the Antwerp’s sister ships, the Zim Rotterdam and the Zim Djibouti, will arrive later this year as part of the “ZCP” service that Zim operates from Asia.
Andrew Saporito, Deputy Director of the Port Department for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, joined Gary Cross, President of Maher Terminals, and George Goldman, President of Zim American, in presenting a commemorative plaque to Captain Paniec of the Antwerp.
Zim ships have been calling the Port of New York and New Jersey for more than 65 years. The company’s “ ZCP” service has called Maher since the early 1970s.