Cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey declined in May, a result linked to the global pandemic. Total volume for May 2020 was 537,412 TEUs (304,132 lifts) versus 643,706 TEUs (366,366 lifts) in May 2019, a 16.5 percent decrease. The loss brings our year through May total to 2,854,319 TEUs (1,616,608 lifts). Imports for May totaled 267,008 TEUs (152,380 lifts) versus 341,943 TEUs (194,298 lifts) in May 2019, a 21.9 percent decrease. For the period of January through May 2020, imports at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached 1,452,122 TEUs (820,006 lifts) compared to 1,550,462 TEUs (879,671 lifts) in the same period of 2019,Read More →

For the month of April, the Port of New York and New Jersey’s rail business continues to demonstrate growth as the total rail volume, January through April, is 6.0 percent greater than in the same period in 2019. From a month to month comparison however, rail volume decreased 0.8 percent from 56,911 last  April, to 56,479 containers for April 2020.  Total volume for April was 559,929 TEUs (318,389 lifts) versus 605,263 TEUs (344,862 lifts) in April 2019, a 7.5 percent decrease. This brings our year through April total to 2,316,907 TEUs (1,312,476 lifts). Imports for the month of April totaled 285,363 TEUs (163,038 lifts) versusRead More →

The Port of NY and NY remains open, fully-operational and committed to moving goods as efficiently as possible in light of the global pandemic, COVID-19. Even during these unfamiliar times, our rail network continues to demonstrate remarkable growth. Through four on or near dock ExpressRail facilities: ExpressRail Port Newark, ExpressRail Elizabeth, ExpressRail Port Jersey and Express Rail Staten Island – we’re continuing to maintain cargo fluidity. Our facilities are directly served by two Class 1 railroads: CSX and Norfolk Southern (NS). In addition, Consolidated Rail Corporation (Conrail) is the local switch operator working for CSX and NS within the port delivering and departing trains on aRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey continues to maintain a strong supply chain as the end of Q1 marks increasing numbers for our rail practice. Rail volume increased 1.5 percent from the previous year’s March figure, totaling 59,771 containers for March 2020. Total volume for March 2020 was 560,830 TEUs (318,521 lifts) versus 585,098 TEUs (333,688 lifts) in March 2019, a 4.1 percent decrease. Import loads (TEUs) were also down 4.1 percent in March 2020 in comparison to March 2019, export loads (TEUs) increased 5.2 percent in March 2020 vs. March 2019. Import loads for the month of March totaled 271,511 TEUs (154,926Read More →

The Port of New York & New Jersey Business Development and Industry Relations team is conducting webinar-based Port Briefings for port users, customers and stakeholders to provide timely updates and share important information during this challenging time. Participants could learn about the state of the port as well as hear directly from marine terminal operators, freight railroads and Customs and Border Protection. The Port of NY & NJ remains fully operational to facilitate the movement of cargo locally, regionally and nationally. As the COVID-19 crisis evolves, supply chain fluidity and stakeholder engagement remain top priorities. We typically conduct these sessions as in-person briefings in manyRead More →