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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) in October handled 666,381 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo, a 1.2 percent increase over the previous October record of 658,708 TEUs set in 2018.
The numbers also represent the third largest cargo volume handled in any month in the port's history, PANYNJ officials said in a press release.
Also in October, the port’s ExpressRail system set a new record by handling 57,722 containers, an increase of about 1 percent over the 57,197 containers handled during the same month last year.
Through the first 10 months of 2019, the port handled 6,286,762 TEUs, a record for the 10-month period and 5 percent above last year’s record period.
Meanwhile, Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corp. (PATH) in October handled an average of 296,976 weekday passengers, the same as last year.
October ridership peaked at 308,725 passengers on Oct. 24.
From January through October, PATH handled 69.24 million passengers and marked record average weekday ridership of 286,520 passengers, up 1.5 percent over the same period in 2018.