They’re here…

The first commercial neopanamax ship to transit through the newly expanded Panama Canal locks has arrived at the Port of New York and New Jersey.

MOL Benefactor transits the new Panama Canal. Photo courtesy of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.


Last Friday, the 10,000 TEU ship MOL Benefactor docked at Global Container Terminal in Bayonne, N.J. – becoming the largest containership the Port of New York/New Jersey has handled in its historyMOL Benefactor is part of a new G6 Alliance NYX service, which links ports in Asia with East Coast and South American ports.



GCT Bayonne terminal is currently the only container terminal capable of handling vessels of this size. Port Newark, Port Elizabeth and Staten Island terminals are off-limits until the roadway raising of the Bayonne Bridge is complete.

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee, h/t Charles Smith