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Port of NY & NJ shows strong numbers in Sept

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The Port of New York and New Jersey monthly cargo volumes continue to increase during the month of September. Total volume for September 2019 was 624,961 TEUs (352,098 lifts) versus 603,034 TEUs (341,676 lifts) in September 2018, a 3.6 percent increase. Bringing our year through September total to 5,620,381 TEUs. Import loads (TEUs) were up 3.9 percent in September 2019 vs. September 2018, export loads (TEUs) decreased 0.4 percent in September 2019 vs. September 2018. Export empties increased 5.7 percent totaling 191,143 TEUs in September 2019 versus 180,880 TEUs in September 2018.

Import loads for the month of September totaled 315,866 TEUs (178,177 lifts) versus 304,125 TEUs (172,737 lifts) in September 2018, a 3.9 percent increase. For the period January through September 2019, the Port of New York and New Jersey imported loads reached 2,841,441 TEUs (1,612,709 lifts) versus 2,717,353 TEUs (1,550,944 lifts) in the same period of 2018, a 4.6 percent increase. Import empties are up 6.2 percent in January through September 2019 versus the same period in 2018.

Export loads for the month of September totaled 116,231 TEUs (64,244 lifts) versus 116,711 TEUs (64,746 lifts) in September 2018, a 0.4 percent decrease in TEU volume. For the period January through September 2019, the Port of NY and NJ exports loads reached 1,103,001 TEUs (610,463 lifts) versus 1,114,656 TEUs (618,399 lifts) in the same period of 2018, a 1.0 percent decrease. Export empties totaled 1,662,821 TEUs for January through September 2019 versus 1,483,452 TEUs in the same period of 2018, an increase of 12.1 percent.

Rail volume decreased 4.9 percent from the previous year’s September figure, totaling 53,247 containers for September 2019. Rail volume, January through September 2019, is 3.2 percent greater than in the same period of 2018.

Autos moved through the Port of NY and NJ totaled 32,286 in September, a decrease of 16.7 percent when compared against September 2018. Auto volume for January through September 2019 is 1.8 percent greater than in the same period of 2018.

Source: Port of NY & NJ