US Ports

US Ports

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News, analysis, data and videos covering U.S. ports along the East Coast, West Coast and Gulf Coast. 


The Port of New York and New Jersey and its new port commerce director, former Port of Los Angeles executive Molly Campbell, face a challenge: The port must solve its current congestion issues before the next wave of big ships hits New York-New Jersey, probably next year.

News & Analysis

09 Oct 2015
Retailers project that U.S. containerized imports from Asia this month will rise only 3.3 percent year-over-year, a further sign that what normally is the busiest month of the annual peak season in the eastbound Pacific will be only a “bump” this year.
06 Oct 2015
Container volumes handled by West Coast ports are returning to historical levels, but the weekly manpower requirements for handling the containers is about 15 percent higher than in the past. That suggests terminal operators are struggling to adjust to the complexities caused by mega-ships, vessel-sharing alliances and chassis shortages.
05 Oct 2015
As the Port of New York and New Jersey tries to reduce chronically long lines for the 86 percent of its containers that move by truck, there are growing cries to extend gate hours. But there’s a problem — many distribution centers aren’t open late to receive the cargo.
04 Oct 2015
A small port in Maine is enjoying a renaissance thanks to lobsters, L.L. Bean and Eimskip, the Icelandic container line that specializes in the refrigerated trade.
02 Oct 2015
A federal appeals court has handed Maher Terminals the latest in a series of setbacks to the company’s effort to lower its rent on the largest container terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
02 Oct 2015
The Port of Oakland has won a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to help it reduce carbon emissions from some of its dockside equipment.
02 Oct 2015
The National Labor Relations Board determined that International Longshore and Warehouse Union Locals 8 and 40 in Portland violated federal laws prohibiting secondary boycotts by engaging in work stoppages and slowdowns, and on Wednesday ordered the ILWU to cease and desist from those activities.
01 Oct 2015
Spot shortages of chassis continue to plague terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach, seven months after the portwide “pool of pools” was rolled out by chassis-leasing companies with the intention of eliminating that very problem.
01 Oct 2015
Tests of truck appointments at the Port of New York and New Jersey will begin late this year or in early 2016, said Rich Ceci, vice president, information technology, at GCT USA.
01 Oct 2015
Targeted completion of a $1.3 billion project to raise the clearance for ships passing under the Port of New York and New Jersey’s Bayonne Bridge has been pushed back more than a year, until late 2017.