Port of New York and New Jersey Has Record High

Port of New York and New Jersey Has Record High Cargo Volumes

7/27/18 — American Shipper

Cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey set a new record for the first half of 2018, with container volumes up 6.8 percent over the same period in 2017. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said, “A primary factor driving the cargo increase is last June’s completion of the $1.6 billion Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Project, which raised the clearance capacity under the bridge from 151 feet to 215 feet, allowing ships as large as 18,000 TEUs to pass underneath it. Previously, the maximum vessel size was 9,800 TEUs.” The port said currently 9.1 percent of the port’s cargo is carried on vessels that are 13,000 TEUs or larger.

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