The Port of New York and New Jersey has reported strong September cargo volumes in September 2021, moving a total of 724,418 TEU.
This also marked the eighth-highest monthly volume since the port began tracking cargo activity, up 15.9% from the same period in 2019, however, decreased 7.2% when compared to August 2021.
“Traditionally, as reported by the port authority, holiday goods move through the seaport beginning in May and peak in August, which contributed to the August 2021 record of 780,782 TEU moved,” said the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in a statement.
The record August 2021 volumes marked the third-highest monthly volume seen at the port since it began tracking cargo activity, also showing an increase of 14.9% compared to August 2019 and up 2.9% from July 2021.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is also expected to announce the adoption of new aggressive net-zero sustainability efforts. Ahead of the United Nation’s COP 26 Climate Change Conference in Scotland, the agency will announce its proposal to formally adopt President Biden’s newly announced target of reducing direct emissions by 50% by 2030 during a virtual event it is hosting on 28 October 2021.