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 →

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 →