In September, the Port of New York and New Jersey recorded 660,553 TEUs (363,853 containers), a 21.6 percent decline in total volume compared to the previous year’s 842,219 TEUs (465,685 containers). This number brings the seaport’s total volume for the year through September to 5,789,116 TEUs (3,211,306 containers). The numbers reflect a resetting of cargo volumes following record setting years in 2021 and 2022.
Imports declined in September compared to the previous year, totaling 339,033 TEUs (186,994 containers) and 423,424 TEUs (234,352 containers) in September 2022, a 19.9 percent decrease. Since January, imports at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached 2,957,589 TEUs (1,642,028 containers) versus 3,768,729 TEUs (2,086,350 containers) during the same period of 2022, a 21.5 percent decrease.
Exports remained steady in September compared to 2022, totaling 100,379 TEUs (54,032 containers) and 103,263 TEUs (56,429 containers), a 2.8 percent decrease. From January through September, the Port of New York and New Jersey exported 957,931 TEUs (517,866 containers), a 1.6 percent drop from the 973,768 TEUs (527,291 containers) recorded during the same period of 2022.
Export empties totaled 219,407 TEUs in September, a decrease of 30.1 percent from last September’s 313,762 TEUs. From the beginning of the year through September, the Port of New York and New Jersey recorded 1,858,240 export empties, compared to 2,608,157 TEUs in 2022, a decrease of 28.8 percent. Import empties rose 6.8 percent from January through September compared to the same period in 2022.
Rail volume fell by 12.6 percent from the previous year’s September figure, totaling 53,598 containers. From January through September, rail volume decreased by 13.1 percent compared to the same period in 2022.
A total of 32,787 autos moved through the Port of New York and New Jersey in September, an increase of 2.8 percent compared to September 2022. Auto volume from the beginning of the year through September is 11.5 percent lower than at the same point in 2022.