As one of the busiest ports in the U.S.* and the largest port on the East Coast, the Port of New York and New Jersey is a passageway to one of the largest and most important consumer markets in the world.
The Port of New York and New Jersey handled 9,493,664 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) in 2022 making it the busiest year in its history. 2022’s total was 5.7% above the 2021’s and 25% above the five-year annual average. The Port’s volume in 2022 places it well above the East Coast’s other main ports of Virginia (3,703,230 TEUs) and South Carolina (2,792,313 TEUs).
- The Port’s volume through Q1 2023 was 12% slower compared to the same period last year.
- 2023 started well with a 3.5% increase in January compared to January last year, but has since slowed with decreases of 16% and 20% in February and March, respectively.
- The Port’s decline in Q1 2023 has been most pronounced in empty export TEUs (-33%) and in loaded import TEUs (-27%).
Drayage Cost Analysis
COST PER CONTAINER Plus $100 Port congestion fee, 24% fuel service charge and $33 a day chassis.
Drayage cost estimates provided by DAYBREAK EXPRESS (as of September 1, 2021).
|CITY||SUBMARKET||COST PER CONTAINER||FROM PORT NEWARK/ELIZABETH|
|Port Newark / Elizabeth||Linden / Elizabeth||$395.00||0 Miles|
|Elizabeth||Linden / Elizabeth||$495.00||7.4 Miles|
|Carteret / Exit 12||Carteret / Avenel||$495.00||16.1 MIles|
|Edison||Route 287 / Exit 10||$495.00||26.8 Miles|
|Perth Amboy||Route 287 / Exit 10||$495.00||22.1 Miles|
|Staten Island||Staten Island||$795.00||39 Miles|
|Cranbury||Exit 8A||$695.00||39.3 Miles|
|Robbinsville||Exit 7A||$795.00||51.4 Miles|
|Allentown, PA||Lehigh Valley||$1,095.00||84.2 Miles|
|Harrisburg, PA||Central Pennsylvania||$1,295.00||162 Miles|