Next Big Futures, a media company specializing in shipping news and data, has released a timeline detailing the completion of a new container ship in New York, the first of what will likely be a series of vessels to arrive in the U.S. from the Pacific Coast.
“We are now ready to launch the first ship of this class, a container ship, to sail the Pacific Northwest coast, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico,” Next Big Financial said in a statement.
The ship will be a container-carrying vessel called the Nautilus, which has been designed and built by a consortium led by the Dutch company Freeport-McMoRan.
The ship will eventually be delivered to its new home port of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, where it will join a fleet of nearly 1,000 other vessels that have already arrived in the Pacific region.
“These ships are the next generation of maritime logistics ships, offering a completely new way to move cargo around the world,” Next Befuture said in the statement.
“As they pass through ports, they will bring with them the technology and knowledge needed to manage large-scale container shipping, including advanced navigation, security, and security controls.”
The first container ship will arrive in New England in early 2018, followed by shipments to other U.A.E. countries, including the U, S., and Canadian ports.
The first shipments to the U., S., Canadian and U.K. ports are expected to be the end of the year.
Next Big Future said the vessel’s design is based on the Freeport MacRoan-designed Freeport Libertas, a type of cargo ship.
Freeport has a fleet that includes Freeport Cargill and Freeport McMoRan, the latter of which has recently completed a new terminal in New Orleans.
The Nautiluses arrival in the New York market comes a few months after a similar ship called the New Zealand-bound Maersk container ship arrived in New Zealand, and three months after the ship’s first shipment to the New Jersey port of Newark, New Jersey.
The Nautilius will join the New England shipping fleet when it arrives in 2021.
The company said the ships are expected start shipping to the United Kingdom and U and S. ports in 2021, followed closely by shipments in the second half of 2022.
In the statement, Next Big Finance said that while shipping is a growing industry in New Jersey, its economic outlook remains bleak.
“The state is still recovering from the Great Recession and its economy has only become more competitive since then,” the statement said.
“Our company expects the New New York ship to help boost New Jersey’s exports and help the state to recover from the recession.”