Maher Terminals will be open on the Columbus Day holiday and has frozen demurrage charges and extended free storage time for Thursday, when renewed computer problems stalled truck traffic.
The terminal said late Thursday it had resolved “system related hardware issues” that interfered with truck processing through much of the day. Maher said its system was back in operation today and that the terminal's volume was heavy.
Maher said that in addition to freezing demurrage and extending free time for Thursday, it will remain open for extended hours (6 a.m. to 7 p.m.) on Monday.
Most other New York-New Jersey terminals will be closed Monday for Columbus Day, a holiday for International Longshoremen’s Association workers.
Truckers and cargo interests endured expensive delays last summer after Maher encountered problems with integration of a new Navis operating system at its terminal, the port’s largest.
Delays spread portwide and persisted for weeks as ships were diverted to other terminals that already were busy and in some cases were in the midst of major construction.
The problems eased in August as Maher scaled back the new system and the port’s longshore workforce returned to full strength after summer vacations.