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NY/NJ overtakes West Coast giants in container numbers


For three months in succession, the Port of New York and New Jersey has been the busiest container port in the United States, overtaking the giant complex on the West Coast of Los Angeles and Long Beach as evidence grows of shifting transportation patterns.

NY/NJ handled 18.9% more boxes in October 2022 over pre-pandemic October 2019, and moved 792,548 TEUs in September.

Compared with the port of New York and New Jersey, the two Californian ports experienced significant container volume declines in October. Los Angeles handled 678,429 TEUs, representing a 25% decrease from the same month in 2021, while Long Beach reported 658,428 TEUs, which amounts to a 16.6% decline from October in the last year. (Photo Port of NY/NJ)