In July, the Port of New York and New Jersey was the busiest port in the United States, moving a total volume of 725,479 TEUs (400,470 containers), its highest monthly total since October 2022, and bringing our year-through July total to 4,465,823 TEUs (2,481,114 containers). The monthly number represents a 6.5 percent decrease from July 2022, when 776,167 TEUs (431,364 containers) moved through the port.
Imports (TEUs) decreased by 7.7 percent in July versus July 2022, totaling 372,139 TEUs (205,605 containers) and 402,969 TEUs (224,160 containers). From January through July, imported loads reached 2,269,635 TEUs (1,262,145 containers), a 22.2 percent decrease from the 2,916,584 TEUs (1,615,317 containers) handled in 2022.
Exports (TEUs) increased by 4.6 percent in July compared to the previous year. A total of 100,195 TEUs (54,160 containers) were exported in July, while 95,823 TEUs (51,824 containers) were shipped in July 2022. From January through July, the Port of New York and New Jersey exported 751,527 TEUs (406,604 containers) versus 761,447 TEUs (411,742 containers) in the same period of 2022, a 1.3 percent decrease.
Export empties decreased by 8.9 percent, totaling 251,140 TEUs in July and 275,554 TEUs in July 2022. From January through July, export empties totaled 1,432,769 TEUs versus 1,990,733 TEUs in the same period of 2022, a decrease of 28 percent. Import empties rose 9.5 percent from January through July compared to the same period in 2022.
Rail volume decreased 10.3 percent from last year’s monthly figure, totaling 55,069 containers. From January through July, rail volume fell by 12.8 percent compared to 2022.
Autos moving through the Port of New York and New Jersey totaled 36,623 in July, a decrease of 15.1 percent compared to July 2022. Auto volume for January through July 2023 was 13.2 percent less than in the same period of 2022.
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