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  December 2nd, 2016 | Written by

NYK Ports Acquires Share of NYNJ’s Largest Terminal

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  • The port of New York and New Jersey handles more containers than any other port on the east coast.
  • Maher is the largest container terminal in the port of NYNJ.
  • After raising the Bayonne Bridge, Maher will be able to handle containerships of up to 14,000 TEUs.

Together with Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III (MIP III), NYK Ports, NYK’s subsidiary company, has invested in Maher Terminals, acquiring a 20-percent share of the company.

Maher Terminals operates a terminal in the port of New York and New Jersey.

MIP III is a diversified fund that focuses on investments in infrastructure and related assets in the U.S. and Canada.

The port of New York and New Jersey, centered in the largest consumer market in the United States, handles the most containers of any port on the east coast of North America. Maher is the largest terminal in the port with a handling capacity of 3.0 million TEUs annually.

After construction to raise the Bayonne Bridge’s clearance is completed in late 2017, the terminal will be able to accommodate containerships carrying up to 14,000 TEUs. Growth in demand is anticipated as traffic bound for the east coast through the Suez Canal will increase as manufacturing’ shifts from China to South East Asia, and as larger ships destined for the east coast make use of the expanded Panama Canal.

In accordance with its medium-term management plan “More Than Shipping 2018,” the NYK Group will continue its efforts to strengthen its global network and improve synergy between terminals and containerships.