July 2022 cargo volumes (776,167 TEUs) through the Port of New York & New Jersey (the Port) continued a two-year streak of consecutive record-breaking monthly volumes and also marked the ninth-busiest month of all time for cargo activity at the Port. Year to date, container volume is up 11.4% compared to the same record-breaking period in 2021.  With elevated volumes and a spotlight on the international supply chain’s ability to move goods effectively in the aftermath of pandemic induced demand, the Port remains committed to identifying ways to increase efficiency and transparency to improve our customers’ experience. The need for additional data visibility remains aRead More →

Moving over 859,953 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) in June 2022, the Port of New York and New Jersey’s cargo volumes remain elevated at 40.7% over pre-Pandemic levels (June 2019). June was the second-busiest month of container activity in the Port’s history behind March 2022 volumes.  We are acutely aware of the current challenges associated with these extraordinarily high volumes, including periods of significant port roadway traffic, instances of longer than normal turn times, limited chassis availability, and lack of empty return locations.  We wanted to take this opportunity to provide important updates on measures that are being taken to try and address these issues. The PortRead More →

Cargo shihp at Bayonne Bridge

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 percentRead More →

FAPS, Inc., a prominent “Automotive Port Processing Company” and Port Newark’s longest tenant, has partnered with a major OEM Automaker, key Marine Vessel Operator, and leading Stevedoring Company (Ports America) to speed delivery of auto parts to assembly plants amid ongoing global supply chain issues. This collaboration shifts conveyance of auto parts traditionally shipped via container vessels to crates loaded on main decks of Ro-Ro vessels. This innovative approach aims to keep the supply chain fluid and the assembly plants humming as an adaptation to the current difficulties and delays with containerized cargo. The process launched in Q1 2022 highlights the quick and creative wayRead More →

Beth Rooney Brings More Than Three Decades of Experience to Role; Served as Department Deputy Director for Past Three Years Sam Ruda Departing to Return to West Coast After Steering Port Through Record-Breaking Cargo Volumes Throughout Covid-19 Pandemic The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today announced that Sam Ruda, who has presided over record-setting growth at the busiest seaport on the East Coast, is stepping down as Director of the Port Department. Acclaimed maritime industry veteran Beth Rooney, who has more than three decades of experience and has been an integral part of the Port Department since 1993, has been appointed asRead More →