Port of New York and New Jersey’s record-breaking volume continues in 2019

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced that the momentum of record-breaking container volume at the Port continued in the new year, setting an all-time high in January.

The port’s total volume for January 2019 rose by 6.3 percent, posting 622,531 TEUs (355,374 lifts) versus 585,864 TEUs (335,282 lifts) in January of 2018. This increase represents the fifth highest monthly volume ever recorded at the Port of New York and New Jersey.

Import loads (TEUs) also rose, showing a 5.9 percent increase in January 2019 compared to 2018, although export loads (TEUs) decreased by 0.9 percent in January 2019 when compared to the previous year. Export empties also showed large gains in January, increasing by 12.5 percent, totaling 182,337 TEUs versus 162,070 TEUs in January 2018. Import empties in January 2019, were down by 46.5 percent compared to the previous year.

Rail volume in January of 2019 increased by 8.8 percent, totaling 54,705 containers versus 50,303 the previous year. This gain represents the 11th consecutive month of rail volume above 50,000 containers.

Source: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey

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