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 two next ships making their first ports of call at the Port of New York and New Jersey were the Hanjin Milano and Hanjin Miami, which docked at Maher Terminals on July 29 and July 30 respectively.
The Milano is part of the AWC service that calls three ports in north China before sailing direct to New York. From here, it continues on to Boston and Norfolk before threading its way back to China through the Panama Canal. Ken Spahn, Assistant Director of Capital Projects and Redevelopment at the Port Authority, presented Captain Dealca of the Milano with a plaque commemorating the Milano’s historic visit.
The Miami, like its sister ship, the Dallas, is part of the AW8. The vessel sails directly to the Port of New York and New Jersey from Singapore via the Suez Canal in only 24 days. It then continues to Norfolk and Savannah before returning to China. A plaque marking the Miami’s arrival was presented by Fernando Martinez of the Port Authority’s Port Redevelopment Unit to the Master of the Miami, Wolfgang Kreutz.