Port of New York-New Jersey break record, rising 27pc in April

THE Port of New York and New Jersey saw double-digit increases for total container volume, container imports, and autos, setting an April record with a total volume of 712,799 TEU, an increase of 27.3 per cent.

The surge brings the year through April total to 2.8 million TEU. Imports rose 26.5 per cent, totaling 359,265 TEU while imports at the two ports reached 1.4 million TEU, showing a 23.7 per cent increase.

Exports total led 121,671 TEU, a 25 per cent increase, and from January through April, exported loads reached 451,806 TEU, a 3.1 per cent decrease.

Export emptiesincreased 29.4 per cent in April, totaling 229,295 TEU while export empties reached 930,302 TEU from January Through April, an increase of 39.8 per cent. Import empties rose 37.9 per cent from January through April.

Rail volumeset a record totaling 63,896 containers, an increase of 13.1 per cent while total rail volume for the year through April is 5.8 per cent greater than the same period in 2020.

Auto volumesaw 43,036 autos moved through the ports in April, a 30.8 per cent increase. Overall, auto volume for the year is 15.7 per cent greater than the same period of 2020.