Far East services should boost Staten Island terminal
New York Container Terminal on Staten Island could see a big boost in traffic as a result of two new services from the Far East, said Rick Larrabee, director of the port commerce department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and Jim Devine, chief executive officer of the terminal.
Last week saw the start-up of the Grand Alliance’s South China East Coast Express (SCE) service and Aug. 9 will see the first ship in the New World Alliance’s new Suez Express (SZX) service.
Devine said he expects volumes at the Howland Hook terminal will climb from 350,000 to 530,000 containers.
The SCE it a trans-Panama service that links U.S. East Coast ports with Hong Kong, Shekou and Kaohsiung
The SZX service is a weekly trans-Suez service that will connect with ports in Southeast Asia with ports on the U.S. East Coast.