Asia scores high at JFK and EWR

Without a doubt, Asia is a leading trading partner for the New York Customs District (NYCD). Inbound and outbound air freight from Asia through John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) translates into China being NYCD’s leading trading partner in 2006 for imports and Japan the leadingtrading partner in 2006 […]


Without a doubt, Asia is a leading trading partner for the New York Customs District (NYCD). Inbound and outbound air freight from Asia through John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) translates into China being NYCD’s leading trading partner in 2006 for imports and Japan the leadingtrading partner in 2006 for exports.

Three out of the top fi ve goods from China were fashion items (footwear, knit and woven apparel). Exports to Japan are largely machinery andtobacco.

Between January-December 2006, imports from China weighed in at 178.71 metric tonnes, an increase of 1.9 percent over 2005 totals. Exports to China were 30.53 tonnes in 2006, up5.5 percent from 2005 figures.

Exports to Japan increased 1.7 percent in 2006 to 90.97 tonnes. Imports from Japan totaled 39.00 tonnes; down12 percent from 2005 tonnage.

“Here at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, we’re truly excited about the way developments in the Asian market segment of our business are shaping up in 2007,” reports Michael J. Bednarz, manager for Air Cargo Business Development, Aviation Department, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANY&NJ).

The year started off well with the inaugural service of freighter carrier Yangtze River Express Airlines into the New York market. Yangtze River Express began direct service between Shanghai and JFK on March 8, 2007, operating three times weekly with aB747-200 freighter.