Here are the most frequently asked questions

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Is the economic contribution of the port to the region increasing or decreasing?2023-09-10T20:45:37+00:00

Increasing. Cargo volumes in the Port of New York and New Jersey achieved record levels in 2015. The Port Authority of NY and NJ reports the dollar value of all cargo moving through the port exceeds $203 billion according to the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census.

Where did all that cargo come from?2023-09-10T20:45:32+00:00

By in large, imports by growth in 2015 came from Southeast Asia, Asia and the Mediterranean. Cargo volumes beat the previous year by more than 10%. The top five importers were China, India, Germany, Italy and Hong Kong in that order. Much of what was imported in terms of growth over 2014 included furniture and bedding, beverages, fish and seafood, apparel, rubber, plastics, machinery parts, and coffee and tea.

Where did the exports go?2023-09-10T20:45:28+00:00

Exports decreased over the 2014 numbers. Most exports were delivered to Asia and Southeast Asia, Europe and South America. Most of those exports are products in the hard goods and industrial feedstock categories; vehicles, machinery, wood pulp, iron and steel, as well as organic chemicals.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE: https://www.panynj.gov/port/trade-stats.html

What is the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey?2023-09-10T20:45:22+00:00

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey manages and maintains the bridges, tunnels, bus terminals, airports, PATH and seaport that are critical to the bistate region’s trade and transportation capabilities. Through its facilities and services, people are able to make vital connections and businesses are able to grow.

Where does the Port of New York and New Jersey rank among U.S. ports?2023-09-10T19:27:37+00:00

The Port of New York and New Jersey is the third largest port in the U.S., as measured by the number of shipping containers that are unloaded each year. The largest in the nation is Los Angeles, and the second largest is Long Beach, California.

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