The Port of New York and New Jersey Continues to Manage Cargo Surge

The Port of New York and New Jersey Continues to Manage Cargo Surge

December 1,2021 –BreakingWaves.com

Since May, holiday items have been arriving at the Port of New York and New Jersey in anticipation of the December shopping season. Popular items such as furniture, home goods, kitchenware, computers, televisions, electronics, and alcohol passed efficiently through the port. They were loaded onto trucks and trains for trips to stores and fulfillment centers across the country. The journey for these items, however, was not easy. For the past 16 months, the Port of New York and New Jersey has been managing a cargo surge that has pushed cargo volume up by nearly 24 percent compared to 2020. In addition, supply chain bottlenecks between the cargo’s departure from the port to warehouse and distribution centers were ongoing. Supply chain bottlenecks at other ports in the U.S. also affected the arrival of goods in New York and New Jersey stores.

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