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West Coast ports may permanently lose volume share to East Coast

From Transport Topics.

For at least one month, August, the Port of New York and New Jersey was the busiest container port in the U.S. as it nudged ahead of longtime leader Port of Los Angeles in total 20-foot-equivalent units processed.

As for the big three container facilities, the Port of N.Y-N.J. processed 843,191 TEUs in August, setting a record for the month. The Port of Long Beach, Calif., moved 806,940 TEUs, edging out Los Angeles’ 805,314.

In a statement, the Port of N.Y.-N.J. said of its record month the facility “handled a double-digit increase of cargo volume compared to pre-pandemic August 2019. The seaport was the busiest in the nation in August and marked 25 straight months of monthly cargo growth. August 2022 cargo volume increased by 24.1% compared to August 2019.”

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