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Port of New York and New Jersey Sets New Traffic Record

Posted February 24, 2015

Under Economic Issues, Logistics & Supply Chain Issues

(Stuart Todd – Lloyd’s Loading List)

The Port of New York and New Jersey (PNYNJ) set a new annual record for cargo volume in 2014.

The port handled 3,342,286 cargo containers last year, an increase of 5.4% on 2013 and 4.1% more than the previous record set in 2012, the Port Authority has announced.

“Our port is continuing to reap the benefits of an uptick in the economy, which has resulted in the hiring of more dockworkers and economic growth for the region,” said Port Authority executive director, Pat Foye. “We plan to continue our investments in the port in the coming years to maintain the port’s 296,000 direct and indirect jobs and to cement our port as the East Coast’s leading destination.” Click here to read more.