Volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey rose across the board in July compared to the previous month. The effects of COVID-19 impacted June’s total volume numbers, but July’s total volume increased to 607,463 TEUs (342,124 lifts) compared to 511,306 TEUs (290,454 lifts) in June. July’s total volume numbers show an 8.4 percent decrease compared to July 2019, which had 662,994 TEUs (376,135 lifts). July’s numbers bring our year to date total to 3,973,088 TEUs (2,249,186 lifts).
Imports for July totaled 328,864 TEUs (184,667 lifts) versus 338,728 TEUs (191,691 lifts) in July 2019, a 2.9 percent decrease. For January through July 2020, imports at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached 2,047,822 TEUs (1,153,532 lifts) versus 2,192,499 TEUs (1,242,232 lifts) in the same period of 2019, a 6.6 percent decrease.
Exports for July totaled 278,599 TEUs (157,026 lifts) versus 324,266 TEUs (184,027 lifts) in July 2019, a 14.1 percent decrease in TEU volume. For the period of January through July 2020, exports at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached 1,925,266 TEUs (1,088,185 lifts) a 9.3 percent decrease when compared to the same period of 2019, which had 2,123,336 TEUs (1,207,391 lifts.
Rail volume decreased 5.5 percent from the previous year’s July figure, totaling 53,265 containers for July 2020. Rail volume, January through July 2020, was 0.4 percent greater than in the same period of 2019.
Autos moved through the Port of New York and New Jersey totaled 22,178 in July, a decrease of 50.6 percent compared to July 2019. Auto volume for January through July 2020 was 34.6 percent less than in the same period of 2019.