A couple weeks ago we wrote about the top five China ports in 2022, this week we shift our focus to the top five in the U.S.
Some of these, if not all, will probably come to no surprise to many.
Note: This data, from Port Technology, is from the first ten months of 2022.
#1: Port of Los Angeles
In the first ten months of 2022, the port handled 8,542,944 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) – a 6 percent decrease from 2021.
One of the main reasons for the decrease in volumes was due to the current labor negotiations that have not wrapped up yet on the West Coast.
#2: Port of New York and New Jersey
As container volumes along the U.S. West Coast continued to decline, the Port of New York and New Jersey comes in at number two, after holding the top rank of busiest port in the U.S. for three consecutive months.
The year-to-date container volumes at the port have reached 8,157,584 TEUs – which is an increase of 7.3 percent from the 7,455,786 TEUs that were handled back in 2021.
#3: Port of Long Beach
Sliding to number three on this list is the port of Long Beach. Though, the port still had a busy year and set new records and handling totals from previous years.
For the first ten months of 2022, the port handled 8,000,811 TEUs – which is an increase of 1.5 percent from the 8,884,565 TEUs it handled in 2021.
#4: Port of Savannah
For the first ten months of 2022, the port handled a total of 4,986,489 TEUs – a significant increase from the 4,652,463 TEUs it handled in 2021.
Also should be noted that just in October 2022 alone, the port handled a total of 552,806 TEU. The port has plans to renovate and realign the docks at the port’s ocean terminal to further expand container operations.
#5: Port of Houston
And to round up the top five, is the Port of Houston.
Last year, from January to October the port handled a total of 3,333,924 TEUs, successfully surpassing the 2021 number 5 port, the Northwest Seaport Alliance of Seattle and Tacoma.
This rise in container volume in 2022 was almost 18 percent higher than what it was back in 2021.
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