Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) welcomed Atlantic Container Line to its world class facility on November 6, 2007. The Atlantic Companion, one of ACL’s five combination ro/ro containerships, made the New York/New Jersey container terminal its port of call in ACL’s ‘A ’ Service.
ACL has signed a seven year agreement with PNCT and will call the terminal twice weekly. The carrier will load and discharge containers only at PNCT.
‘We are delighted to have another first class ocean carrier such as ACL join PNCT’s customer roster. The facilities of Port Newark Container Terminal can easily serve ACL’s requirements with an efficient and quick turnaround. We look forward to a long and successful relationship,’ commented Don Hamm, President of PNCT.
Port Newark Container Terminal is the most advanced multi-purpose container terminal on the US East Coast. It is 178 acres with the capacity to handle in excess of one million containers (measured in 20-foot equivalent units) with 4,400 feet of deep water wharf. PNCT’s facilities can accommodate super post-Panamax vessels utilizing state-of-the-art container cranes, including two new ZPMC cranes. It has an expanded straddle carrier fleet, advanced terminal management systems and gate technology, and a near dock rail facility, exclusively used by PNCT. As a world class facility, PNCT can significantly increase volume capacity and container throughput in a safe and secure operation for the customers serving the Port of New York and New Jersey.
PNCT is owned by Ports America, Inc., a wholly owned company of the AIG Global Investment Group.