New York-New Jersey Port Cargo Volumes Outpacing West Coast Seaports: PMSA

An aerial view of the Port of LA’s West Basin area. File photo: POLA.

More imported containers are beginning to move through the Port of New York & New Jersey than other U.S. ports, including the Port of Los Angeles, according to November edition of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association’s West Coast Trade Report.

The report, released Nov. 18, shows that the Port of New York and New Jersey handled 423,424 imported TEUs in September, far more than the 343,462 TEUs handled by Los Angeles.   

With outbound loaded and empty TEUs, the East Coast gateway moved a total of 842,219 TEUs, 18.6% more than the 709,873 TEUs handled in September by the POLA.  

“It would come as no surprise that September saw the Port of New York/New Jersey further consolidate its assault on ‘America’s Port’ as the nation’s busiest container terminal,” the PMSA report states in part.

Meanwhile, the Port of Long Beach moved the most outbound loads in the nation in September with 112,940 loaded TEUs. That’s more than New York-New Jersey with 103,263 TEUs, Port Houston with 102,744 TEUs, Port of Savannah with 100,236 TEUs, Norfolk with 84,466 TEUs and Los Angeles with 77,680 TEUs, according to the report.