Marine terminal operator Global Container Terminals Inc. announced its final plans for a state-of-the-art, multimillion-dollar expansion project for a 70-acre container terminal on the Bayonne waterfront.
The expanded facility, adjacent to the company’s existing operations, is scheduled to open in 2014, and is designed to handle the largest container vessels, making the port more competitive, according to the company. Since ships going to Global Container’s facilities, on New York Bay, don’t pass under the Bayonne Bridge, they aren’t affected by the bridge’s limitations, and large ships passing through the widened Panama Canal and the Suez Canal will be able to dock at the expanded Bayonne facility, the company said in a statement.
Global Container will make use of land acquired by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in 2007, the company said.
The company said the terminal project is expected to create new high-technology longshoremen jobs over the next three years.