For a brief moment last year, the Port of New York and New Jersey made waves with a single stat: It had become the largest port in the United States, dethroning the long-standing volume leader, the Port of Los Angeles.
Though the East Coast port only kept the top spot for a few months — falling back to the #2 spot by December — its gains over the years made it the second-largest port in the nation, outpacing the Port of Long Beach in 2022. The Port of New York and New Jersey has been gaining market share since the pandemic, growing its volumes by more than 2 million TEUs in the past five years.
Gains at the top of the ranking reflect a broader trend of rising volumes for U.S. ports. See a full ranking of U.S. containerports that handled more than a million TEUs in 2022 below.