Global Container Terminals (GCT), has welcomed HMM back to the US East Coast after three years, saying it is a sign of its growing prominence in the region and importance for national trade.
In a statement, GCT said the 13,154 TEU ‘HMM Hope’ called at GCT Bayonne on 16 May 2020 as part of THE Alliance’s (THEA) EC2 service.
“GCT is proud of its relationship with THEA at our East and West Coast terminals and welcomes our new customer HMM at GCT Bayonne,” said John Aitkins, President, GCT USA.
“By focusing on the customer and service levels, we have continued to grow in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
“We are pleased to receive the upsized EC2 service and increase to three UCLV vessel calls per week. GCT will continue to offer customers more seamless access to the robust consumer market surrounding GCT Bayonne as well as unparalleled inland connections through our on-dock rail facilities.”
“As one of the nation’s largest container ports, The Port of New York and New Jersey is pleased to welcome new ships and shipping lines as they build their networks through the Port.”
“Through collaboration with our world-class terminal operators, the Port continues to grow and expand its global reach,” said Sam Ruda, Port Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
“HMM is proud to return to vessel calls on the US East Coast after a three-year absence,” Jay Y. Lee, Chairman and CEO, HMM (America) Inc.
“While HMM has continued to support business on the US East Coast, we were not operating our vessels until now. This changes with the arrival of the Hyundai Hope at GCT Bayonne.
“As part of HMM joining THE Alliance, HMM remains committed to evolving and expanding alongside our customers as partners. We are excited to grow and look forward to new opportunities.”