THE port of New York and New Jersey has become the second busiest container port in terms of loaded container volumes, pushing the port of Long Beach down a notch for the first time in two decades.
The New York and New Jersey port complex handled a record 7.47 million TEU, an increase of 4.1 per cent against 2018.
It also set a new all-time record for cargo handled by rail, which rose
by three per cent to 664,987 TEU, reported Port Technology.
However, the port of New York-New Jersey remains the third busiest box port when empty containers are taken into account.
Its overall traffic fell short of the 7.6 million TEU handled by Long Beach in 2019, which in itself was a drop of 5.7 per cent.
New York and New Jersey said its growth could be credited to the
completion of the ExpressRail Port Jersey facility, as part of its
inter-modal rail network spanning facilities Elizabeth, Newark and