On Wednesday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced that cargo activity in 2022 will hit a record high, up 27% from pre-pandemic activity.
In its December 2022 and full 2022 reports, the port authority announced that the port will move a record 9.5 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent units) in 2022. Country. In December alone, the port handled 613,011 TEUs, up 3.6 from December 2019. Comparing December and November 2022, monthly cargo volume decreased by 15.2% when the port handled 723,069 TEUs.
Port authorities also reported that passenger levels at airports have largely returned to pre-pandemic levels. Port officials said there were 11.4 million passengers in December, up 2% from the previous month. Annual passenger numbers totaled 128.1 million passengers, about 91% of 2019 levels, when he had a record year of 140.5 million passengers.
The four bridges and two tunnels will have handled a total of 10.2 million eastbound vehicles in December 2022, just below the 10.3 million in 2019, according to the port authority. Over the year, the bridge and tunnel handled a total of 120.7 million eastbound vehicles. Of those, truck traffic increased by 6.7% compared to the 2019 total, the port authority said.
Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) recorded a total of 3.7 million passengers in December 2022. This is 57% of pre-pandemic numbers and 42.6 million annual passengers, or 52% of pre-pandemic passenger levels.