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 percent decrease. Total exports (TEUs) decreased by 0.6 percent in January 2020 compared to January 2019. January numbers totaled 292,380 TEUs (165,499 lifts) while January 2019 posted 294,170 TEUs (167,968 lifts).
Autos moved through the Port of New York and New Jersey totaled 38,109 in January, a decrease of 13.6 percent when compared to January 2019.