The Port of New York and New Jersey has announced a record-breaking June, in which the port handled a total of 625,366 TEU.
This marks a 7% increase from June 2017, when imports and exports through the port totalled 584,606 TEU.
A throughput highlight is that import loads increased by 5.2%, while exports were up by 6.0% since June 2017.
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This news follows a successful streak for the port, which has cleared 50,000 containers in rail volume for four consecutive months.
In addition, auto volume between January and June 2018 is 6.2% greater when compared to the same six month period of 2017.
Although concerns had been raised regarding the implications of a trade war for throughput levels, the record-breaking June for New York and New Jersey does align with the upward trend suggested by Global Kuehne + Nagel Indicators (gKNi).
Based on data from May and June, cargo and container throughput in the world’s largest ports has risen by 3.2% over the year, placing New York and New Jersey ahead of the curve in June.
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The Port of Long Beach saw its busiest month ever in June, surging past the previous mark with an increase of 14.2%