Moreover, the cargo volume noted an increase of 2.6% in imported goods such as clothing, furniture, electronics and several other everyday products, in comparison to 2018.
We have taken aggressive steps in the past year to invest in building new, modern facilities and to upgrade existing legacy infrastructure to handle the record passenger and cargo volumes we continue to experience every year.
...said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole.
Additionally, New York and New Jersey noted 664.987 TEU cargo handled by rail, marking a slight growth of 3% comparing to last year.
Although the port authority hit a record in loaded containers, still remains the third busiest container port in consideration to empty containers.
Our legacy facilities were built to handle passenger and cargo volumes from a bygone era and simply cannot continue to support the record level of activity they must now handle on a daily basis. That’s why we are firmly committed to rebuild our airports and build new rail mass transit links to them, rebuild the nearly 70-year-old Port Authority Bus Terminal, modernize the PATH system and upgrade our port to enable all facilities to handle continued growth.
... Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton concluded.