Activity at the Port of New York and New Jersey showed resilience in consumer demand and the global supply chain as cargo volume set a new all-time monthly record in March. Volume increased by 35 percent in March 2021 compared to March 2019, breaking the monthly record set in October of 2020. Compared to 2020, March volume rose by even greater gains. The Port moved 789,776 TEUs (437,479 lifts) in March 2021 versus 560,830 TEUs (318,521 lifts) in March 2020, an increase of 40.8 percent. These numbers bring our year through March total to 2,136,180 TEUs (1,185,514 lifts). Imports totaled 393,159 TEUs (218,189 lifts) inRead More →

After starting the year with the highest January on record for volume, the Port of New York and New Jersey continued the record-breaking trend into February with a 7.9 percent increase in overall cargo activity over February 2020. Total volume for February was 625,120 TEUs (347,635 lifts) versus 579,124 TEUs (326,370 lifts) in February 2020, which represents the highest total volume for any February at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Total cargo activity year-to-date rose to 1,346,404 TEUs. Imports at the Port of New York and New Jersey rose by 11.2 percent in February, totaling 334,176 TEUs compared to 300,445 TEUs inRead More →

After ending 2020 with record-breaking volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey, the trend continued in the new year with January 2021 as the seaport experienced double-digit growth in cargo activity and the highest January on record for volume. In January, the seaport moved 721,284 TEUs (400,400 lifts) compared to 617,024 TEUs (349,196 rail lifts) in January 2020, a 16.9 percent increase.  Rail volume increased 12.2 percent from the previous year’s monthly figure, totaling 68,880 containers for January 2021. Consumer spending in the U.S. continued to drive demand for goods, leading to higher volume for imports. In January, imports rose by 15.1Read More →

The tumultuous changes in cargo volume from the COVID-19 pandemic ended with a flourish as the Port of New York and New Jersey recovered their first-half losses to end 2020 with a new container record of 7,585,819 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), an increase of 1.5 percent from 2019. The pandemic led to vessel-call cancellations, sharp declines in factory production, and restrictions on nonessential business worldwide during the spring and summer of 2020. These actions spurred double-digit declines in imports at the port, resulting in losses of as much as 21.9 percent compared to the same period of 2019. Through the pandemic, however, the Port ofRead More →

Despite a challenging spring and summer and the most unusual of years, the Port of New York and New Jersey finished 2020 strong with double-digit cargo volume percentage growth in December.  Total volume for December 2020 was 709,075 TEUs (394,889 lifts) versus 584,743 TEUs (330,856 lifts) in December 2019, a 21.3 percent increase. This brings our full-year 2020 volume to 7,585,819 TEUs (4,255,501 lifts), a 1.5 percent increase over 2019 TEU volume of 7,471,131 (4,238,107 lifts).  Import loads (TEUs) were up 24 percent in December 2020 compared to December 2019, totaling 358,325 TEUs (199,628 lifts) versus 288,964 TEUs (163,238 lifts) the previous year. In 2020, import loads at theRead More →