The Port of New York and New Jersey (PONYNJ) recorded another monthly record in July. Total volume for July 2018 was 622,559 TEUs (354,101 lifts) versus 576,947 TEUs (330,716 lifts) in July 2017, a 7.9% increase. Import loads (TEUs) were up by 10.4% in July 2018 vs. July 2017 and export loads (TEUs) increased 3.3% in July 2018 vs. July 2017. Export empties increased 6.8% totaling 182,567 TEUs in July 2018 versus 171,020 TEUs in July 2017. July 2018 was the third best monthly volume in the port’s history— first and second best months were August 2017 and June 2018, respectively. Import loads for theRead More →

On July 26, 2018, the Port of New York and New Jersey reported a new record for the first half of 2018 with cargo volumes up 6.8 percent over the same time period in 2017, when the previous six-month record was established. To date, the Port handled 3,450,469 TEUs (20-foot equivalent length cargo containers) compared to 3,229,675 TEUs between January and June in 2017. The increase reflects a spike in import and export loaded containers. Loaded import containers, consisting primarily of furniture, appliances and beverages, increased by 7.8 percent; while exported containers increased by 9.2 percent. A primary driver of the cargo growth is attributedRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey achieved a monthly record for June.  Total volume for June 2018 was 625,366 TEUs (357,382 lifts) versus 584,606 TEUs (335,702 lifts) in June 2017, a 7.0% increase.  Import loads (TEUs) were up by 5.2% in June 2018 vs. June 2017 and export loads (TEUs) increased 6.0% in June 2018 vs. June 2017. Export empties increased 11% totaling 183,809 TEUs in June 2018 versus 165,585 TEUs in June 2017. Rail volume increased 7.9% from the previous year’s June figure, totaling 54,706 containers for June 2018. This is the fourth consecutive month of rail volume above 50,000 containers. RailRead More →

Continuing the streak, the Port of New York and New Jersey hit another monthly record in May. Total volume for May 2018 was 593,625 TEUs (340,890 lifts) versus 565,052 TEUs (325,373 lifts) in May 2017, yielding a 5.1% increase. Import loads (TEUs) were up by 6.6% in May 2018 vs. May 2017 and export loads (TEUs) increased 9.3% in May 2018 vs. May 2017. Rail volume soared 19.6% from the previous year’s May, hitting a monthly record with 57,732 containers. This makes three consecutive months of rail volume above 50,000 containers. Rail volume, January through May 2018, is 16.6% greater than in the same periodRead More →

On June 8th the Port of New York and New Jersey recognized the one-year anniversary of the raising of the Bayonne Bridge. The bridge now yields a navigational clearance of 215 feet resulting in the passage of larger ships, record cargo volume and economic growth for the Port. A year after completion, 107 vessels in excess of 9,500 TEUs (20-foot-long cargo containers, the shipping industry’s standardized measurement) have called on port terminals in Newark, Elizabeth and Bayonne, N.J. and in Staten Island. The bridge raising now provides the ability for ships that can carry up to 18,000 20-foot-long cargo containers to navigate under it. Currently,Read More →