The Port of New York and New Jersey welcomed the CMA CGM MARCO POLO to APM Terminals at the Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal on Thursday, May 20. The arrival set a new record for the largest ship to call on the Port of New York and New Jersey, unseating the CMA CGM BRAZIL, which arrived on September 12, 2020. The CMA CGM MARCO POLO is the largest vessel to call upon any U.S. East Coast port to date and will continue to break records as it sails south to call on other U.S. ports.  Constructed in 2013, the CMA CGM MARCO POLO was the largest container ship inRead More →

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 →

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 →

In the final executive broadcast of 2020, Port Director Sam Ruda provides updates and reviews the challenging year at the Port of New York and New Jersey. The video covers topics ranging from COVID-19 adjustments to performative metrics in Q3 and Q4. Ruda details the measures taken to overcome the pandemic’s challenges and discusses the year-end rebound of container volumes, rail, and auto sectors.  To stay connected and hear the latest updates from the Port of New York and New Jersey, visit www.portnynj.com. Read More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey handled record-breaking container volume in August and September, and that trend is expected to continue for October and the rest of the year.  Surging freight volumes are attributed to several effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including retailers replenishing depleted stocks, a transition to the “stay at home” economy, and inventory management strategies that incorporate more “just-in-case” stock levels.  A busy, robust port offers a glimmer of hope during these difficult times, leading to increased economic activity and the creation of more jobs. As we look forward, and with an eye on maintaining the integrity of the supply,Read More →