August container volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached 335,537 lifts (585,327 TEUs). This represents an increase of 2.0 percent over August 2015, the highest August on record, and the second highest month the port has ever logged.
August volumes historically average 288,000 total lifts. But August 2016 saw 174,419 import containers loaded, an increase of 6.6 percent over the same category in August 2015. Loaded export containers totaled 66,042 units, an increase of 2.9 percent over the previous year, while export empty containers fell by 6.2 percent at 93,737 units.
Year-to-date volumes totaling 2,400,981 units (4,159,051 TEUs) fell behind 2015 by 2.1 percent. Import loads totaling 1,225,092 units fell 1.4 percent compared to 2015, while export loads totaling 506,000 units fell 3.6 percent. Export empties totaling 658,559 units fell 2.1 percent over 2015.