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The Port of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) handled 679,585 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of cargo in August, a 4.3 percent increase over the same month last year and an all-time record for the month.
Through August, the port logged 4,995,420 TEUs in 2019, according to the port’s Breaking Waves blog.
Rail volume at the port also rose by 4.3 percent to 60,212 containers in August 2019 compared with August 2018. Year-to-date rail volume climbed 4.3 percent compared with the same period last year.
Autos moved through the port totaled 52,764 in August, down 8.3 percent compared to August 2018.