Bumper October for New York/New Jersey as port breaks all-time cargo record

Port of New York New Jersey

The Port of New York/New Jersey continues to handle record-setting cargo volumes including a new record high for the most amount of cargo volume in any month in its history.

Moving almost 800,000 TEU in October, the seaport broke its previous cargo volume record by 5.5%, previously set one year ago in October 2020.

The 796,704 TEU moved in October means the port is currently on track to significantly outpace its cargo volume in 2020 and set a new annual record.

The quantity moved in October 2021 means the port has continued its record-setting activity for a 15th consecutive month.

During the month of October, the port’s empties sector saw the biggest increase: overall, New York/New Jersey handled 277,919 empty containers – an 18.7% increase on the 234,053 in October 2020.

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For the year-to-date, the Port enjoyed an increase of loaded import TEU by almost 20%, handling 3,812,566 TEU.

Overall, the Port saw its biggest increase in handling of empty containers year-to-date, handling 2,508,781 TEU – a 34.9% surge compared to the year prior.

Amid a global increase in shipping delays that has significantly affected other U.S. ports, operations at the Port of New York and New Jersey remain fluid with two container vessels currently waiting to dock and an average wait time of less than 1.5 days year-to-date.

The Port of New York and New Jersey also reported strong September cargo volumes in September 2021, moving a total of 724,418 TEU.

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