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PNCT wins terminal awards
Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) recently received two prestigious awards from the Association of Bi-State Motor Carriers, Inc., an organization that is dedicated to the representation of the trucking industry in the ports of New York and New Jersey and serving as the voice in improving intermodal services in the region.The first award presented to PNCT during the association’s annual luncheon in September was the William F. Fallon Memorial Award for the most outstanding on-pier intermodal terminal in the Port of New York-New Jersey during the past year.
The second award was the Malcolm McLean Memorial Award, given to PNCT President Don Hamm for his personal contributions towards the advancement of the intermodal container industry during the past year.
These awards also represent significant improvements achieved in turn times at the facility.
“Everyone at PNCT is thrilled to be recognized by Bi-State Motor Carriers for our efforts to perform well for the shippers, carriers and truckers,” Hamm said. “It was a truly a team effort, and we look forward to further developments of the terminal in the years to come that will increase benefits for all our customers.”
Port Newark Container Terminal LLC (PNCT), a wholly owned company of Ports America, Inc., operates on 176-acres with 4,400 feet of deep-water wharf that accommodates super post-Panamax vessels. The installation of advanced IT gate technology and terminal management systems and the expansion of the near-dock rail facility, used exclusively by PNCT customers, highlight some of the competitive advantages at PNCT, which continues toward being the most advanced terminal on the East Coast.
Ports America, which is privately held by Highstar Capital, is the largest stevedoring and terminal operating company in the Americas providing services at 95 terminals in 49 ports. In 2007, Ports America handled more than 12 million TEU, more than two million automobiles, three million tons of general cargo and one million cruise ship passengers.
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