Port of New York and New Jersey July container volumes break previous records

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced that volumes soared in July. Statistics show a 6.5 percent increase in total volume for July 2019 from the previous July (662,994 TEUs/376,135 containers versus 622,559 TEUs/354,101 containers).

During this same time frame (July 2018 versus July 2019), import loads increased by 4.6 percent, export loads increased by 1.4 percent, and export empties increased by 13.0 percent. The port’s year to date volume total, from January to July 2019, reached 4,315,835 TEUs.

Associated increases were seen in rail volume, which increased 3.8 percent over July 2018, totaling 56,339 lifts for July 2019. Rail volume increased during January through July 2019 by 4.3 percent over the same span in 2018.

Autos handled by the port also increased to 44,931 in July 2019, an increase of 2.3 percent from July 2018. Auto volume for January through July 2019 increased by 5.8 percent over the same month span in 2018.

Source: Port of New York and New Jersey

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