Last year was a record breaking year for the Port of New York and New Jersey. In 2018, we crossed the 7 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) mark for the first time. To be exact, the Port moved 7,179,788 TEUs through its terminals in 2018, a 7 percent increase over last year.  The momentum continued through the last month of the year with total volume, import loads, and export empties showing the following gains in December: Total volume increased by 12 percent, totaling 609,390 TEUs (346,926 containers) versus 543,966 TEUs (311,843 containers) in December 2017. Import loads (TEUs) were up by 15.7 percent when compared toRead More →

Last year was a record-breaking one at the Port of New York and New Jersey. For the first time in its history, which dates back to when the first container ship sailed across New York Harbor in 1956, the Port broke the 7 million TEU (20-foot equivalent units) mark. The record-setting amount of cargo (7,179,788 TEUs) exceeded the previous year’s quantity by almost 7 percent. The boost was fueled by an 8.2 percent increase in imported goods, including clothing, furniture, electronics, and other products, over the previous record for imports set in 2017. The ensuing growth also resulted in the port handling one-third of allRead More →

Total volume for November 2018 was 583,880 TEUs (331,242 lifts) versus 566,519 TEUs (323,290 lifts) in November 2017, a 3.1% increase. Bringing our YTD total to 6,570,398 TEUs. Import loads (TEUs) were up by 5.9% in November 2018 vs. November 2017, though export loads (TEUs) decreased 10.4% in November 2018 vs. November 2017. Export empties increased 9.3% totaling 164,584 TEUs in November 2018 versus 150,536 TEUs in November 2017. Import loads for the month of November totaled 301,826 TEUs (171,437 lifts) versus 285,070 TEUs (162,802 lifts) in November 2017, a 5.9% increase. For period January through November 2018, the Port of New York and NewRead More →

This year has been one of the best on record for the Port of New York and New Jersey. October set a new all-time record with 658,708 TEUs (374,275 lifts), an increase of 11.9% from October 2017 which had 588,848 TEUs (334,324 lifts). Import loads (TEUs) were up by 11.1% in October 2018 compared to the previous year and export loads (TEUs) increased by 7.9% in October 2018 compared to October 2017. Export empties showed a significant increase in October, rising 16.7% for a total of 187,027 TEUs versus 160,288 TEUs in October 2017. Imports Import loads for October totaled 339,602 TEUs (193,008 lifts) comparedRead More →

On October 10, the christening ceremony and plaque presentation for the Atlantic Sun, a Con-Ro (Container and Roll on Roll Off) vessel at Berth 17 in Port Newark. Officials from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey joined customers of the ocean carrier, Atlantic Container Line (ACL) and the ship’s Godmother, Katherine LoBue, to celebrate this monumental occasion. The ship was built in 2016 in China and is the 4th generation of ACL’s Con-Ro vessels. The Atlantic Sun is the first of its kind in this new vessel class and the largest multipurpose Con-Ro ever built. They incorporate an innovative design that increasesRead More →