Port of NY & NJ Ends 2019 with Increases in Cargo and Rail Volume
February 12, 2020
The year 2019 will be
remembered as one of growth at the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Following a successful 2018, where the port crossed the 7 million
TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) mark for the first time, 2019 broke
that record to end the year with a total of 7,471,131 TEUs
(4,238,107 lifts), a 4.1 percent increase. This record-breaking
number of loaded imports boosted the portís standing to become the
second busiest port in the nation in 2019.
Exports rose by 5.6 percent during 2019, reaching 3,682,652 TEUs (2,087,824 lifts) compared to 3,486,880 TEUs (1,985,488 lifts) in 2018.
Imports fell by 8.8 percent, totaling 290,508 TEUs (164,335 lifts) compared to the 318,426 TEUs (182,403 lifts) posted in December 2018.
Exports totaled 294,235 TEUs (166,521 lifts) versus 290,964 TEUs (164,523 lifts) in December 2018, a 1.1 percent increase in TEU volume.