The Ports

As the largest port on the East Coast and the third largest in the US, the Port of New York and New Jersey is a passageway to one of the largest and most important consumer markets in the world.

During January 2019, the Port of New York and New Jersey handled more than 622,000 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units), the most ever for a month of January and the fifth highest total for any month in the port’s history.

  • The record cargo volume handled allows the port to maintain its position as the busiest on the East Coast and the third busiest in the nation following Los Angeles and Long Beach.
  • The cargo growth was bolstered by a 5.9 percent increase in imported goods including clothing, furniture, electronics and other everyday products over the previous record for imports set in January 2018.
  • In addition to cargo containers, the port also set a new January record for cargo handled by rail, moving 54,705 containers, up 8.8 percent over the previous record set in January 2018.

Click here to learn more

•Trade Statistics for the Port of NY & NJ• NY & NJ Port Library
• Portfield Initiative
• Air Cargo
• Truckers' Resources• Monthly Loaded Container Statistics
• Foreign Trade Zone FAQs • Foreign Trade Zone Contacts
CarlstadtMeadowlands$395.0016.3 miles
SecaucusMeadowlands$395.0012.3 miles
NewarkNewark$300.006 miles
ElizabethLinden / Elizabeth$300.007.4 miles
Port Newark / ElizabethLinden / Elizabeth$300.000 miles
Carteret / Exit 12Carteret / Avenel$395.0016.1 miles
EdisonRoute 287 / Exit 10$350.0026.8 M miles
Perth AmboyRoute 287 / Exit 10$425.0022.1 miles
CranburyExit 8A$495.0039.3 miles
RobbinsvilleExit 7A$695.0051.4 miles
Allentown, PALehigh Valley$795.0084.2 miles
Harrisburg, PACentral Pennsylvania$950.00162 miles

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