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17 January 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 23:23 GMT+1

May 11, 2020

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In the first quarter of this year, container traffic In New York Harbor decreased by -2.0%

In March, a drop of -4.1%

In the first quarter of this year, container traffic in the Port of New York - New Jersey fell by -2.0% as 1.76 million teu compared to 1.79 million teu in the first three months of 2019. Some of the flexion can be accountable to the effect of reducing traffic with China which, totaling more than 25% of the inbound and outbound containers from the U.S. port, is the U.S. port, which in 2018 received from China the 31.7% of the total number of full containers landed on the docks new Yorkers and loaded 12.4% of the total of 12.4% of the total number of ships bound for China total number of containers full. However -- announced the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey -- were the measures of emergency in the US to contain the Covid-19 pandemic mainly led to the reduction in traffic containerized by the port, measures that in New York are have been applied more rigorously from the middle of MARCH.

The Port Authority explained that by comparing midweek rail and road traffic data to and from New York Harbor - New Jersey registered in the period from 30 March to April 3, 2020 compared to midweek data for March 2019 transits through the PATH metro system are results down by -94.3%, transits on bridges and tunnels managed by the authority car traffic of -61.3% and truck traffic fell by -27.6%. To this in addition to a -95.9% contraction in passenger traffic airports in the region.

In March 2020, container traffic moved by the port fell -4.1% to 561,000 compared to 585 thousand teu in March 2019. Full containers fell by -4.1% to 271,000 teu, while full export ones increased by 5.2% rising to 137 thousand teu. Empty containers on import are increased by 41.1% to 2 thousand teu and empty ones on export decreased by -11.8% to 151 thousand teu.

In the first three months of this year, containers full of 895 thousand teu (-1.2%) and those of 369 thousand teu (up 3.9%). Empty containers at landing are 5,000 teu (up 56.4%) and those boarding at 488 thousand teu (-7,6%).

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