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July 12 2017

Port of New York/New Jersey cargo volumes were up 6.7 percent in May

Container movements at the Port of New York and New Jersey were 6.7 percent better in May 2017 compared to the same month, previous year. The port handled 325,373 movements for a new monthly record overall.

Hitting this mark made May 2017 one of the top five best months in Port of NY & NJ history.

Import loads rose 4.8 percent for May 2017 over May 2016 at 163,367 lifts. Export loads rose 2.8 percent to 66,520 lifts while empties rose 13.2 percent 94,031 lifts.

Year-to-date volumes of 1,520,939 lifts (2,645,069 TEUs) beat the same count for 2016 by 4.9 percent. At 767,873 lifts, import loads were up 4.4 percent while export loads rose slightly, up 1.3 percent at 318,187 lifts. At 428,448 lifts, export empties were up 9.1 percent compared to 2016.

The Port's year-to-date volumes remained ahead of 2016 by 2.4 percent.

Source: Port of New York and New Jersey