First ONE vessel calls the East Coast of North America
BAYONNE, NJ - GCT USA is proud to welcome the Ocean Network Express’ (“ONE”) first magenta ship on its first dual call to the most advanced terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey, GCT Bayonne. Following the merger of NYK Line, Mitsui OSK, and “K” Line on April 1, 2018, ultra large container ship (ULCS) ONE STORK joined the Transport High Efficiency (“THE”) Alliance’s EC4 Asia-North America all-water Suez service on its maiden voyage to the East Coast.
THE Alliance chose to host all of its Far East all water services at semi-automated GCT Bayonne, due to its award-winning high marine and landside productivity. All of the consortium’s consignees will benefit from the fastest truck turn times in the harbor, due to the facility’s recent introduction of the only truck appointment system on the North American East Coast. With the arrival of the first dual cantilevered rail mounted gantry cranes to the port in late July, THE Alliance will be among the first to take advantage of the new intermodal capacity and efficiency offered at GCT Bayonne through the commissioning of ExpressRail Port Jersey (Greenville Yard) in late 2018.
“Having served THE Alliance and its predecessors at each of our terminals on the East and West Coasts, our relationship with ONE runs deep,” said John Atkins, President of GCT USA. “Supporting the seamless transition of 10,000 TEU vessels to 14,000 TEU vessels into service this year, we are pleased to be part of the enhanced service package that ONE and THE Alliance offer to its customers.”
“As the largest East Coast port, the arrival of ONE STORK represents the strong connectivity we have to Asia,” said Molly Campbell, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Port Department Director. “We look forward to working closely with both ONE and THE Alliance to continue building their networks through the Port of NY & NJ.”
Ships on the EC4 are not only among the largest, but the cleanest fleet serving the East Coast. As the first magenta vessel in the service’s EC4 East Asia-Southeast Asia-Suez-East Coast rotation, the ONE STORK will return every 7 weeks to GCT Bayonne, with nearly all 10 of its partner 14,000 TEU vessels already in service. In June 2018, GCT Bayonne’s sister terminal – GCT Deltaport – was the first terminal in Canada to welcome the magenta ONE COMMITMENT to its first call to the Vancouver gateway.