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 →

The 16-month surge of cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached an all-time high in October. A record-breaking 796,704 TEUs (440,514 lifts) were recorded in October, a 5.5 percent increase over the 755,437 TEUs (419,744 lifts) posted in October 2020. This increase crowns October as the month for the largest volume ever recorded at the port and brings the year-to-date total through October to 7,455,786 TEUs (4,134,601 lifts). The port is on track to significantly outpace its total cargo volume from 2020. Imports in October at the Port of New York and New Jersey totaled 398,535 TEUs (220,616 lifts) versusRead More →

Since May, holiday items have been arriving at the Port of New York and New Jersey in anticipation of the December shopping season. Popular items such as furniture, home goods, kitchenware, computers, televisions, electronics, and alcohol passed efficiently through the port. They were loaded onto trucks and trains for trips to stores and fulfillment centers across the country.  The journey for these items, however, was not easy. For the past 16 months, the Port of New York and New Jersey has been managing a cargo surge that has pushed cargo volume up by nearly 24 percent compared to 2020. In addition, supply chain bottlenecks betweenRead More →

For the first time in more than 13 months, cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey rose at a slower pace in September. Total volume for September accounted for 724,418 TEUs (400,179 lifts), a 0.5 percent increase from the previous September’s 720,969 TEUs (399,803 lifts), bringing the 2021 total through September to 6,659,082 TEUs (3,694,087 lifts). The port had been experiencing more than a year of unprecedented double-digit monthly growth in cargo activity. While the number of vessel calls in the month of September was consistent with previous months, there was a notable decrease in vessels with a capacity of 9,000 TEUs or more that called the port that month.  ImportsRead More →

While global supply chain challenges are leaving some ports with massive backlogs, threatening a shortage of goods for the holiday season, at the Port of New York and New Jersey, a steady flow of holiday and winter goods has been arriving since May.  At the Port of New York and New Jersey, container ships and their cargo moved swiftly and efficiently throughout the pandemic to keep the region supplied with food, medicine, personal protective equipment, and stock for store shelves along the Northeast. For the past 13 months, despite record-setting cargo activity, container ships waiting for a spot to dock at the Port of NewRead More →