Container lifts for February 2016 were 12.4 percent better than those logged in February 2015 according to statistics recently released by the Port of New York and New Jersey.
The 287,197 lifts executed in February 2016 also represent a new monthly record for the port.
Loaded import containers totaled 148,048 units for a 7.4 percent increase over totals for February 2015. Loaded export containers totaled 61,278 units for an increase of 6.6 percent, while export empty containers totaled 76,037 units, representing an increase of 27.8 percent compared to February 2015.
Intermodal rail volume was the best February ever at 41,837 lifts. Rail volumes finished ahead of February 2015 by 16.8 percent. Year-to-date volumes topped 2015 by 11.3 percent.
Also for February 2016, auto volumes totaled 43,028 units for an increase of 32.5 percent over February 2015. For the year, auto volumes are up 15.4 percent.
February TEUs (500,659) were 12.4 percent higher than last February, and year-to-date volumes are 7.7 percent better (978,564 TEUs) than the first two months of 2015.