May 2022 was a historic month at the Port of New York and New Jersey as it became the second busiest month of cargo activity in our history. Total volume increased by 6.1 percent in May, totaling 845,305 TEUs (468,098 containers) compared to 796,693 TEUs (442,544 containers) in May 2021. This number brings our yearly total to 4,034,683 TEUs (2,226,155 containers).
Imports also rose by 7.6% in May, totaling 426,423 TEUs (236,696 containers) versus 396,417 TEUs (220,620 containers) the previous year. From January through May 2022, imported loads at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached 2,068,369 TEUs (1,143,259 containers), an 11.5 percent increase over the 1,854,409 TEUs (1,031,686 containers) recorded in the same period of 2021.
Exports in May totaled 118,552 TEUs (63,951 containers) versus 134,458 TEUs (73,255 containers) in May 2021, a 11.8 percent decrease. Exported loads reached 554,480 TEUs (299,674 containers) from January through May 2022 versus 586,264 TEUs (319,366 containers) in the same period of 2021, a 5.4 percent decrease.
Rail volume in May increased slightly from the previous year’s figure. A total of 62,087 containers moved through the Port, an increase of 0.1 percent of the prior year’s May figure. Rail volume from January through May 2022 fell by 5.1 percent from the same period of 2021.
A total of 37,256 autos moved through the Port of New York and New Jersey in May, a decrease of 9.8 percent compared to May 2021. Auto volume for January through May 2022 dropped by 10.5 percent from the previous year’s figure.