THE Port of New York and New Jersey (PNYNJ) hit record volumes in both rail cargo and overall container throughput for November, handling 599,626 TEU, a 2.7 per cent increase over the 583,880 TEU posted the previous year.
The increase brings the yearly total to 6.90 million TEU, reports AJOT.
Imports totalled 302,460 TEU in November, a 0.5 per cent decrease over the 303,881 TEU in November 2018. From January through November, imports at PNYNJ reached 3.50 million TEU against 3.37 TEU recorded during the same period of 2018, a 3.7 per cent increase.
Exports totalled 297,166 TEU, a 6.1 per cent increase over the 279,963 TEU posted in November 2018. From January through November 2019, exports at the PNYNJ reached 3.39 million TEU versus 3.20 million TEU recorded during the same period of 2018, a 6.0 per cent increase.
Rail volume at the port complex increased 0.9 per cent in November 2019 compared to previous year, totalling 54,096 containers. From January through November 2019, rail volume rose by 2.8 per cent versus the same period of 2018.