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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



Photo by internets_dairy (CC 2.0)


It’s going to be one of those hot days tomorrow. The sort that bakes all the concrete and steel in the city until it’s white hot. Radiating waves beat down from the heavens, and up from the melty, molten pool of asphalt beneath your feet. There’s only one thing to do…

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


Get on board the Working Harbor Committee Hidden Harbor Sunset Tour of Port Newark!

Leaving from Pier 11 Wall Street in Lower Manhattan this Thursday June 30, the tour will cruise through the harbor and visit hidden spots, deep within the 3rd largest port in the nation.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


See giant container ships being loaded and unloaded, huge cranes lifting shipping containers like they were toys, tankers and barges transporting fuel oil and chemicals to distribution hubs, the massive Bayonne Bridge roadway raising infrastructure project, and more.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


Learn about how our orange juice is transported, where working boats get a tune-up or a complete overhaul, and about the plucky lady who defied all naysayers to become a hero of our harbor.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


We’ll delve into how our port has evolved – from the age of the shipping container to the age of neopanamax ships, to the exciting technologies being developed for the future.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


Join us, this Thursday, 30 June from 6pm to 8pm
Pier 11 (South St. between Wall St. & Gouveneur Lane)
Departs at 6 p.m. sharp. Boarding begins at 5:45 p.m.


posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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