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PANYNJ cites pandemic for lower cargo levels in June


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) logged 511,306 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo during June, a 16.3 percent decrease compared with June 2019's TEUs, port officials announced yesterday.

PANYNJ officials attributed the decrease to the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Rail volume fell 6 percent to 49,866 containers last month compared with June 2019. However, from January through June, rail volume remained 1.4 percent greater than during the same period a year ago, port officials said in a press release.

Autos moved through the port totaled 30,377 last month, down 44.2 percent from June 2019's level.

June imports totaled 266,836 TEUs, down 12 percent, while exports totaled 244,470 TEUs, down 20.6 percent. From January through June, PANYNJ logged 1,646,667 TEUs, down 8.5 percent compared with the same period in 2019.

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