New Jersey Business reports today that the Port of New York and New Jersey set an all-time record for monthly cargo volume in October, keeping the port on pace for a record breaking year in 2014.
"During October, the port handled 306,805 shipping containers, surpassing the previous monthly record of 306,051 containers handled in August 2013. The increase was driven by a hike in import loaded containers, up 1 percent over the previous best month on record.
"Cargo shipped on the port’s ExpressRail system also continued to grow, with 42,950 containers transported on rail, up 14.2 percent over October 2013. More than 14 percent of the total port traffic is now transported by rail."