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Port of New York and New Jersey handles over 660,000 TEUs in January

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NEW YORK : Τhe Port of New York and New Jersey experienced a strong start to the year with increased total volume and auto shipments.

In January, total volume rose 3.4% compared to the same month last year, reaching 667,346 TEUs (368,099 containers). Additionally, auto shipments saw a significant surge, with 35,302 autos handled in the first month of the year, translating to a 22.1% increase over January 2023.

The port maintained its position as the nation’s second busiest for loaded imports and exports in January 2024, handling 447,514 loaded TEUs, reflecting a 2.6% increase compared to January 2023.

Furthermore, imports recorded a 5.8% increase in January 2024 compared to the previous year, totalling 342,790 TEUs (189,699 containers). Import empties also saw a significant rise, increasing by 27.1% compared to January 2023.

However, exports experienced a decline of 6.7% from January 2023 to January 2024, with 104,724 TEUs (55,890 containers) handled compared to 112,269 TEUs (60,506 containers) in January 2023. Export empties increased slightly by 4.9%, totalling 217,878 TEUs in January 2024.

Moreover, rail volume decreased by 1.3% compared to the previous year, totalling 53,013 containers in January 2024.

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