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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 Mitch Waxman


Shake up at the Port of NY/NJ as thousands of longshoremen walked off the job Friday, leaving the 3rd largest port in the nation at a standstill.

Photo by Mitch Waxman


The job action came as a surprise to many involved with port ops and it is unclear when the flow of goods will resume.

Photo by Mitch Waxman


New York Times: Thousands of longshoremen in New York and New Jersey walked off the job on Friday, grinding activity at some of the busiest ports on the East Coast to a halt and threatening to disrupt the delivery of goods across the region.

Photo by Mitch Waxman


On Friday, work stopped at Port Newark, the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal, the Howland Hook Marine Terminal, and the Port Jersey Port Authority Marine Terminal. The only port that remained in operation as of Friday afternoon was in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Read more from the New York Times here…

posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee

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