VIDEO: CMA CGM Boxship Blazes Trail for Sea Giants at NYNJ Port

Image Courtesy: AMPT

The 14,400 TEU capacity CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt became the largest containership to call the port of New York and New Jersey when it arrived at the APM Terminals Elizabeth container terminal on Thursday, September 7.

The ultra-large container ship also established a new record as the largest vessel to pass under the raised roadbed of the Bayonne Bridge, which now gives air draft clearance to vessels of up to 18,000 TEU capacity.

Until recently, containerships calling the Port of New York & New Jersey were mainly of the 5,000-8,000 TEU size class. The previous record for the largest vessel to call at APM Terminals Elizabeth was 9,600 TEUs.

“The ships of the future are here today and we want to recognize the Port of NY/NJ, CMA CGM and our APM Terminals Elizabeth team for bringing the future to the present. We are proud to play a central role in helping our customers keep pace with the changing needs of the shipping industry and investing in the port infrastructure essential to port productivity and the supply chains of the future,” APM Terminals Chief Commercial Officer Henrik Lundgaard Pedersen said.

The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt was invited by the Port Authority of NY/NJ to formally inaugurate the newly modified Bayonne Bridge as part of its maiden voyage to the US East Coast.

The USD 1.6 billion project, completed in June, raised the bridge roadbed by 64 feet (19.5 meters) to 215 feet (65.5 meters), enabling ultra-large container ships to call terminals on the Newark Bay on the New Jersey side of the port’s inner harbor.

The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, launched on July 28th, in Yangshan, China, is undertaking a maiden voyage on the Ocean Alliance South Atlantic Express (SAX) service linking Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian and Hong Kong to Savannah, Charleston and Norfolk on the US East Coast.

On August 22nd, it became the largest vessel, at 1,200 feet (366 meters) in length, and 158 feet (48 meters) wide, to transit the recently enlarged Panama Canal locks.

APM Terminals Elizabeth undergoing an extensive modernization project that will be completed in 2018.

The 350-acre facility is in the midst of a USD 200 million infrastructure investment program that will equip APM Terminals Elizabeth with the capabilities required to meet the anticipated increase in ultra-large container ships into the global fleet and the US trade lanes.

Berth reconstruction and additional berths with dredging to 50 feet will create extra berth spaces to operate at least three upgraded ships alongside simultaneously. Four new gantry cranes with a 23 container reach will be added and a new, state-of-the-art truck gate complex will be constructed in the previously unused terminal area.

Image Courtesy: CMA CGM, USCG

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Nov 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Maritime Information Warfare 2017

Maritime Information Warfare will focus on the growing need for navies to develop their information exploitation capabilities…

read more >

INTERNATIONAL GREEN SHIPPING AND TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

The Summit will gather key marine experts and companies around the globe which have a big influence in the industry…

read more >

The CWC 18th Annual World LNG Summit & Awards Evening

The CWC World LNG Summit will continue to give you access to premium networking opportunities as it brings together the who’s who…

read more >

Marintec China 2017

The largest maritime event in Asia Pacific, Marintec China connects maritime professionals from the entire shipbuilding supply chain together.

Over the years, Marintec China has grown to reflect the size and importance of the Asian maritime market. 2015 event is another record-breaking edition with the largest exhibition area and the highest number of industry professionals attending ever. The encouraging figures proven that China remains one of the major shipbuilding nations and Marintec China has been the most authoritative platform in Asia.

With the maritime industry facing great opportunities but also many challenges, it is important for the industry to connect and engage more to ultimately win new business in globally-significant markets. A visit to Marintec China is a great way to learn about the latest technology and innovation of the supply industry, a platform for industry professional to meet face to face, make connection and do business.

Marintec China is poised to be the definitive event and is undoubtedly a must-attend for all involved in the maritime industry.

Marintec China will be held from 5 to 8 December 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, China and continue its dedication to serve as the “LEADING” platform “CONNECTING” the community and “STRENGTHENING” the maritime industry.

Marintec China offers the perfect opportunity for companies serving the maritime market to showcase their innovations, products and services to a wide audience. A platform for face to face meetings in business, creating new relationships and consolidating existing ones.

More info

read more >