Port of New York Sets Trade Record

January 26, 2023

For the first time in its history, the Port of New York and New Jersey moved a record total of nearly 9.5 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) throughout the year. In 2022, the seaport handled a total of 9,493,664 TEUs, an increase of 27 percent from pre-pandemic 2019 annual totals. Throughout the year, the port managed a 26-month-long streak of monthly record cargo high activity and became the nationís busiest container port during the peak months of the holiday shipping season.

In December 2022 as well as for the full year 2022, the New York-New Jersey seaport was the nationís second-busiest container port. In December, the port handled 613,011 TEUs, which was an increase of 3.6 percent compared to December 2019. Monthly cargo volume fell 15.2 percent compared to November 2022, when the seaport handled 723,069 TEUs.

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