About the Ports

“As the largest ports on the East Coast and the second 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.”

The Port of New York and New Jersey handled 7,810,005 TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) in 2023 making it the third busiest year in its history. 2023’s total was 17.7% below the 2022’s and 4.0% below the five-year annual average.

The Port’s volume in 2023 places it well above the East Coast’s other main ports of Virginia (3,287,546 TEUs) and South Carolina (2,581,373 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%).

Port Resources

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).

CarlstadtMeadowlands$495.0016.3 Miles
SecaucusMeadowlands$495.0012.3 Miles
NewarkNewark$395.006 Miles
Port Newark / ElizabethLinden / Elizabeth$395.000 Miles
ElizabethLinden / Elizabeth$495.007.4 Miles
Carteret / Exit 12Carteret / Avenel$495.0016.1 MIles
EdisonRoute 287 / Exit 10$495.0026.8 Miles
Perth AmboyRoute 287 / Exit 10$495.0022.1 Miles
Staten IslandStaten Island$795.0039 Miles
CranburyExit 8A$695.0039.3 Miles
RobbinsvilleExit 7A$795.0051.4 Miles
Allentown, PALehigh Valley $1,095.00 84.2 Miles
Harrisburg, PACentral Pennsylvania $1,295.00 162 Miles

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