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MEDIA ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY TO CELEBRATE ARRIVAL OF LARGEST CARGO VESSEL TO CALL ON PORT OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY

Date: Sep 05, 2017
Press Release Number: 159-2017

The Port Authority will mark the arrival of the largest cargo container vessel ever to call on the Port of New York and New Jersey – the 14,414 TEU CMA CGM T. Roosevelt – during a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 7, at the APM Terminal in Elizabeth.

The T. Roosevelt is making its maiden voyage to the East Coast’s largest port to highlight the completion of the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project, which involved the raising of the bridge’s roadway to allow ships as large as 18,000 TEUs to pass under it and travel to port terminals in Newark, Elizabeth and Staten Island. The vessel is scheduled to pass under the bridge at about 9:30 a.m. on September 7 and can be viewed from public parks in Bayonne and Staten Island.

The ship will be escorted to the APM Terminal by a fleet of smaller ships to herald its arrival in the port.

Media interested in attending the event must RSVP by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 6, to gain access to APM Terminal by calling the Port Authority’s Media Relations Office at 212 435 7777 or e-mailing Steve Coleman at scoleman@panynj.gov.

Media attending the event can park at 1100 Polaris Street, Elizabeth, NJ., located on the corner of Polaris and McLester streets. Shuttle buses will be provided from the parking lot to the event site.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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