Despite a challenging spring and summer and the most unusual of years, the Port of New York and New Jersey finished 2020 strong with double-digit cargo volume percentage growth in December.  Total volume for December 2020 was 709,075 TEUs (394,889 lifts) versus 584,743 TEUs (330,856 lifts) in December 2019, a 21.3 percent increase. This brings our full-year 2020 volume to 7,585,819 TEUs (4,255,501 lifts), a 1.5 percent increase over 2019 TEU volume of 7,471,131 (4,238,107 lifts).  Import loads (TEUs) were up 24 percent in December 2020 compared to December 2019, totaling 358,325 TEUs (199,628 lifts) versus 288,964 TEUs (163,238 lifts) the previous year. In 2020, import loads at theRead More →

Cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey continued to rise for the 4th month in a row, with total volume for November 2020 at 738,885 TEUs (408,482 containers), up 23.2 percent compared to the same month in 2019 when the seaport handled 599,626 TEUs (338,857 containers). With the latest data available for November, the seaport moved a total of 6,876,744 TEUs (3,860,612 containers) so far in 2020. Imports rose by 27.7 percent in November totaling 386,219 TEUs (214,397 containers), which was up from 302,460 TEUs (171,273 containers) in November 2019. From January through November 2020, imports at the Port of NewRead More →

In the final executive broadcast of 2020, Port Director Sam Ruda provides updates and reviews the challenging year at the Port of New York and New Jersey. The video covers topics ranging from COVID-19 adjustments to performative metrics in Q3 and Q4. Ruda details the measures taken to overcome the pandemic’s challenges and discusses the year-end rebound of container volumes, rail, and auto sectors.  To stay connected and hear the latest updates from the Port of New York and New Jersey, visit www.portnynj.com. Read More →

Total volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey rose by 13.4 percent in October, posting 755,437 TEUs (419,744 containers) versus 666,381 TEUs (374,805 containers) in October 2019. This increase brings our year through October total to 6,137,859 TEUs (3,452,130 containers). October imports totaled 405,415 TEUs (224,835 containers) compared to 340,952 TEUs (191,655 containers) in October 2019, an 18.9 percent increase. From January through October 2020, imports at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached 3,198,861 TEUs (1,788,425 containers) versus 3,195,511 TEUs (1,804,364 containers) in the same period of 2019, a 0.1 percent increase. Exports in October at the Port totaledRead More →

The Port of New York and New Jersey handled record-breaking container volume in August and September, and that trend is expected to continue for October and the rest of the year.  Surging freight volumes are attributed to several effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including retailers replenishing depleted stocks, a transition to the “stay at home” economy, and inventory management strategies that incorporate more “just-in-case” stock levels.  A busy, robust port offers a glimmer of hope during these difficult times, leading to increased economic activity and the creation of more jobs. As we look forward, and with an eye on maintaining the integrity of the supply,Read More →