Rail volume surged in January at the Port of New York and New Jersey, setting an all-time monthly record. January’s rail volume increased by 12.3 percent from the previous year’s figure, totaling 61,415 containers. After a record-setting year in 2019 for cargo and passenger volume, the Port of New York and New Jersey wrapped up the first month of 2020 with steady total volume numbers. Total volume for January included 617,024 TEUs (349,196 lifts), a 0.9 percent decrease from the previous year’s 622,531 TEUs (355,374 lifts). Imports in January totaled 324,644 TEUs (183,697 lifts) versus 328,361 TEUs (187,406 lifts) in January 2019, a 1.1 percentRead More →

The year 2019 will be remembered as one of growth at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Following a successful 2018, where the port crossed the 7 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) mark for the first time, 2019 broke that record to end the year with a total of 7,471,131 TEUs (4,238,107 lifts), a 4.1 percent increase. This record-breaking number of loaded imports boosted the port’s standing to become the second busiest port in the nation in 2019. A glance at 2019: Imports at the Port of New York and New Jersey in 2019 reached 3,788,479 TEUs (2,150,283 lifts), a 2.6 percent increaseRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey hit record volumes in both rail cargo and overall container throughput for November. Total volume for November 2019 reached 599,626 TEUs (338,857 lifts), a 2.7 percent increase over the 583,880 TEUs (331,242 lifts) posted the previous year. The increase brings the yearly total to 6,886,388 TEUs. Imports (TEUs) totaled 302,460 TEUs (171,273 lifts) in November, a 0.5 percent decrease over the 303,881 TEUs (172,839 lifts) posted in November 2018. From January through November 2019, imports at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached 3,497,971 TEUs (1,985,948 lifts) versus 3,374,482 TEUs (1,927,563 lifts) recorded during theRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey set a new record in October 2019, handling 666,381 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units), a 1.2 percent increase over the previous October record of 658,708 TEUs set in 2018. The October 2019 numbers also represent the third largest cargo volume handled in any month in the history of the port.  The Port Authority’s ExpressRail system also set an October record, handling 57,722 containers, an increase of about 1 percent over the 57,197 containers handled during the previous October record month in 2018. Read the full press release here.Read More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey monthly cargo volumes continue to increase during the month of September. Total volume for September 2019 was 624,961 TEUs (352,098 lifts) versus 603,034 TEUs (341,676 lifts) in September 2018, a 3.6 percent increase. Bringing our year through September total to 5,620,381 TEUs. Import loads (TEUs) were up 3.9 percent in September 2019 vs. September 2018, export loads (TEUs) decreased 0.4 percent in September 2019 vs. September 2018. Export empties increased 5.7 percent totaling 191,143 TEUs in September 2019 versus 180,880 TEUs in September 2018. Import loads for the month of September totaled 315,866 TEUs (178,177 lifts) versusRead More →