Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Ship Sizes Soar on Asia-US East Coast Route

Port Technology: "In addition, there are physical restrictions that will prevent carriers from rushing in with the biggest ships, the most obvious being the ongoing project to raise the Bayonne Bridge that restricts access to the Port of New York/New Jersey and is not expected to be completed until mid-2019. As long as the Bayonne Bridge is not raised, it will not be possible for 13,000 TEU ‘neo-Panamax’ containerships to operate from Asia to the US East Coast. The G6 Alliance’s new NYX service will presumably call at the Global Marine Terminal that doesn’t require a transit under the Bayonne Bridge."