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GCT New York welcomes Wan Hai Lines

[ August 4, 2021   //   ]

GCT USA, at its GCT New York terminal, welcomed the largest Intra-Asia carrier, Wan Hai Lines, to its facilities with the arrival of the Cape Mayor on July 30, 2021.
The Cape Mayor is the first vessel call of Wan Hai Lines’ new independent weekly service between Asia and the East Coast of North America.
The around the world AA7 service is Wan Hai Line’s first to call the East Coast and originates from Taipei, calling at ¬Xiamen, Shekou, Cai Mep, New York, Savannah, and back to Taipei. The service will operate with ten container vessels ranging from 2800 to 4000 TEUs, with plans to upsize in the future based on demand.
Amid high-growth container trade, customers are looking for new, alternative approaches to meet growing demand with trustworthy services. GCT New York’s customer-focused terminal and best-in-class service levels are attracting new business to the Port of New York and New Jersey and providing cargo owners with reliable options.
GCT New York’s strategic location on Staten Island is the only remaining major marine terminal in New York State. It offers seamless access to major consumer markets in New York City and New Jersey, plus on-dock rail service to reach inland destinations. The terminal is known for providing best-in-class service, high productivity, and reliably fast truck turn times.
“GCT New York is proud to attract new business to the Port of New York and New Jersey. This partnership with Wan Hai Lines underscores that GCT New York is handling demand effectively and providing solutions for customers,” said John Atkins, President of GCT USA. “GCT is ready to meet the evolving needs of today’s supply chain and to extend our industry-leading service to Wan Hai Lines and their customers.”
The new direct service linking Taiwan, south China and Vietnam to the Port of New York and New Jersey underscores the growing cargo demand to and from these major Asian load centers as the Staten Island terminal has seen record cargo activity for the 11th consecutive month. The Port of New York and New Jersey will be Wan Hai’s first port of call on the East Coast.
GCT New York is supported by a fleet of post-Panamax cranes, a 3000-foot berth, and an expanded on-dock rail facility. GCT also operates a near-dock Centralized Examination Station and an on-dock refrigerated warehouse facility. The terminal location provides direct access to major road infrastructure and the quickest truck turn times in the New York and New Jersey port complex and a dedicated team and workforce.

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