Moving over 859,953 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in June 2022, the Port of New York and New Jersey’s cargo volumes remain elevated at 40.7% over pre-Pandemic levels (June 2019). June was the second-busiest month of container activity in the Port’s history behind March 2022 volumes.  We are acutely aware of the current challenges associated with these extraordinarily high volumes, including periods of significant port roadway traffic, instances of longer than normal turn times, limited chassis availability, and lack of empty return locations.  We wanted to take this opportunity to provide important updates on measures that are being taken to try and address these issues. The PortRead More →

Cargo shihp at Bayonne Bridge

May 2022 was a historic month at the Port of New York and New Jersey as it became the second busiest month of cargo activity in our history. Total volume increased by 6.1 percent in May, totaling 845,305 TEUs (468,098 containers) compared to 796,693 TEUs (442,544 containers) in May 2021. This number brings our yearly total to 4,034,683 TEUs (2,226,155 containers). Imports also rose by 7.6% in May, totaling 426,423 TEUs (236,696 containers) versus 396,417 TEUs (220,620 containers) the previous year. From January through May 2022, imported loads at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached 2,068,369 TEUs (1,143,259 containers), an 11.5 percentRead More →

FAPS, Inc., a prominent “Automotive Port Processing Company” and Port Newark’s longest tenant, has partnered with a major OEM Automaker, key Marine Vessel Operator, and leading Stevedoring Company (Ports America) to speed delivery of auto parts to assembly plants amid ongoing global supply chain issues. This collaboration shifts conveyance of auto parts traditionally shipped via container vessels to crates loaded on main decks of Ro-Ro vessels. This innovative approach aims to keep the supply chain fluid and the assembly plants humming as an adaptation to the current difficulties and delays with containerized cargo. The process launched in Q1 2022 highlights the quick and creative wayRead More →

Beth Rooney Brings More Than Three Decades of Experience to Role; Served as Department Deputy Director for Past Three Years Sam Ruda Departing to Return to West Coast After Steering Port Through Record-Breaking Cargo Volumes Throughout Covid-19 Pandemic The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced that Sam Ruda, who has presided over record-setting growth at the busiest seaport on the East Coast, is stepping down as Director of the Port Department. Acclaimed maritime industry veteran Beth Rooney, who has more than three decades of experience and has been an integral part of the Port Department since 1993, has been appointed asRead More →

A steady surge of cargo contributed to a strong start to 2022 at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Total volume increased by 21.5 percent in February compared to the previous year’s figure, as the seaport moved 759,248 TEUs (417,332 containers) compared to 625,120 TEUs (347,635 containers) in February 2021. The increase brought the total for the year through February to 1,524,298 TEUs (839,293 containers).   Imports rose by 15.4 percent in February, totaling 385,539 TEUs (212,038 containers) versus 334,176 TEUs (186,167 containers) in February 2021. For the first two months of 2022, imported loads at the Port of New York and New JerseyRead More →