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October 01, 2018
Port of NY & NJ total volume up 3.2% in August
The Port of New York and New Jersey (PONYNJ) announced that it hit an all-time monthly record in August. Total volume for August 2018 was 651,752 TEUs versus 631,404 TEUs in August 2017, a 3.2% increase.
Import loads (TEUs) were up by 4% in August 2018 vs. August 2017 and export loads (TEUs) decreased 0.2% in August 2018 vs. August 2017. Export empties increased 4.3% totaling 191,521 TEUs in August 2018 versus 183,655 TEUs in August 2017.
Import loads for the month of August totaled 333,567 TEUs versus 320,848 TEUs in August 2017, a 4% increase.
Export loads for the month of August totaled 125,115 TEUs versus 125,312 TEUs in August 2017, a 0.2% decrease in TEU volume.
The Port's rail volume increased 13% from the previous year's August figure, totaling 57,744 containers for August 2018- an all-time record. This is the sixth consecutive month of rail volume above 50,000 containers.
Autos moved through the Port of NY and NJ totaled 57,555 in August, an increase of 10.1% when compared against August 2017.
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