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The US has the largest economy in the world, which is driven in large part by the operations of its ports. Since the complete data has not yet been released, but after the huge increase and decrease of this year, we can probably also see how the final annual data of the top 5 ports in the United States looks like from the first 10 months of this year's data. U.S. 2022 ports update.
Starting with the 2022 ranking, the Port of Houston has managed to overtake Seattle and Tacoma's Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA), which ranked fifth last year, handling a total of 333,924 TEUs from January to October.
Compared to the same period in 2021, container throughput at the Port of Houston is up nearly 18 percent.
Due to the significant increase in container handling, the Port of Houston Authority has begun preparations to expand capacity by converting the Bayport container Terminal (BPT) into an additional container yard.
This involves the conversion of a total of 100 acres of BTP at Bayport East End, not only to increase container throughput, but also to improve terminal efficiency and reduce emissions.
In November, the Port of Houston Authority's Port Commission voted to introduce a Dec. 1 "demurrage" fee in response to record throughput. But it was shelved later in the month.
The Port of Savannah managed to handle another 552,806 TEUs in October 2022, once again setting its largest annual TEU handling total.
In the first 10 months of 2022, the port handled 4,986,489 TEUs, a significant year-over-year increase from the 4,652,463 TEUs handled during the same period in 2021.
Earlier this month, the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board of Directors approved the renovation and realignment of terminals at the Port of Savannah Marine Terminal to expand container operations.
GPA also ordered 12 cranes for the Port of Savannah to help with port productivity improvements.
Despite a very busy year for Port of Long Beach workers, surpassing the previous year's throughput and setting new records, the port slipped to third place on the list due to lower labor negotiations.
In the first 10 months of 2022, the Port of Long Beach handled 8,000,811 TEUs, up 1.5 percent from 7,884,565 TEUs in the same period in 2021.
In October, longshoremen and terminal operators handled 658,428 TEUs of cargo containers, down 16.6 percent from October 2021. Exports declined 2 percent to 119,763 TEUs, while imports fell 23.7 percent to 293,924 TEUs. empty containers shipped through the port decreased by 244,743 TEUs, a 13.4 percent decline.
The Port of Long Beach has joined the Alliance for Renewable Clean Hydrogen Energy Systems (ARCHES). Efforts are underway to achieve the Port's goal of zero trucking emissions by 2035 and zero cargo handling emissions by 2030.
The Port of New York and New Jersey has surpassed the Port of Long Beach in the list of the busiest ports in the United States.
Solidifying its position as the second busiest port in the U.S., the port has handled 8,157,584 TEUs of containers so far this year, up 7.3 percent from 7,455,786 TEUs during the same period in 2021.
The Port of New York and New Jersey continued to maintain its ranking as the nation's busiest port for three months as container volumes through U.S. West Coast ports continued to decline.
The port shipped about 19 percent more cargo in October 2022 than it did in October 2019, before the outbreak.
The Port of Los Angeles remains at the top of the ranking.
The Port of Los Angeles handled 8,542,944 TEUs in the first 10 months of 2022, down 6 percent from the 9,079,561 TEUs handled last year, at a record pace.
Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles, noted that shippers awaiting the conclusion of labor contract negotiations are largely responsible for the diversion of cargo from the West Coast.
The end of a now two-year period of container ship reinforcements due to reduced cargo volumes at both California ports. Throughout the epidemic, which peaked at 109 vessels on Jan. 9, 2022, it was a common sight to see container ships lined up outside major U.S. West Coast ports at that time. Currently, there are only a handful of ships anchored outside the ports.