October Becomes the Largest Month on Record for Total Volume at the Port of NY and NJ
December 2, 2021 — BreakingWaves.com
The 16-month surge of cargo volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey reached an all-time high in October. A record-breaking 796,704 TEUs (440,514 lifts) were recorded in October, a 5.5 percent increase over the 755,437 TEUs (419,744 lifts) posted in October 2020. This increase crowns October as the month for the largest volume ever recorded at the port and brings the year-to-date total through October to 7,455,786 TEUs (4,134,601 lifts). The port is on track to significantly outpace its total cargo volume from 2020. Imports in October at the Port of New York and New Jersey totaled 398,535 TEUs (220,616 lifts) versus 403,103 TEUs (223,474 lifts) in October 2020, a 1.1 percent decrease. From January through October, imports increased by 19.9 percent compared to the previous year, reaching 3,812,566 TEUs (2,118,136 lifts). For the same period of 2020, the port handled 3,179,449 import TEUs (1,787,064 lifts).