Maher Terminals said its main terminal and empty-container depot will be open Saturday as the Port of New York and New Jersey’s largest container terminal works to recover from computer glitches in a new computerized terminal operating system.
The company said its facilities will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Maher previously announced that its gates would stay open Monday through Friday this week till 7 p.m. instead of the normal 4 p.m.
Truck gates at the terminal were reported operating smoothly this morning, with no delays. The company said gates also were fluid Wednesday, although the new system caused many truckers to be sent to the “trouble window,” causing delays for them. Maher said it is working to solve that problem.
“Service levels and cargo flow through the terminal are headed in the right direction,” the company said in an e-mail to customers.
To ease the strain on the terminal, seven ship calls that had been scheduled for Maher were subcontracted to other terminals between last weekend and Wednesday.
Maher has waived free time and demurrage through Friday, and has said it will provide truckers with two hours of detention to help offset time their drivers had to wait outside terminal gates during the height of the terminal’s congestion last week.