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Port of New York and New Jersey overtakes San Pedro Bay giants for third consecutive month

Port of New York and New Jersey is the busiest container port in the United States for the third month in a row, handling 18.9% more boxes in October 2022 over pre-pandemic October 2019.

In particular, the Port of New York and New Jersey moved 792,548 TEUs in the previous month, surpassing the two container giants on the West Coast of the United States, the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and Port of Long Beach (POLB).

In contrast with the port of New York and New Jersey, the two Californian ports experienced significant container volume declines in October. POLA handled 678,429 TEUs, translating to a 25% decrease from the same month in 2021, while POLB reported 658,428 TEUs, which is a 16.6% fall from October in the last year.

However, it is worth mentioning that October cargo volume at the port of New York and New Jersey decreased by 5.9% compared to September 2022, when the seaport handled 842,219 TEUs.

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