East Coast Ports

In-depth news, analysis and statistical information of U.S. East Coast ports such as the Port of New York and New Jersey and the Port of Savannah. Dockworkers on the U.S. East Coast are represented by the International Longshoremen's Association. East Coast ports have spent the last several years preparing for the opening of the new locks of the Panama Canal, which handled their first commercial transit on June 26, 2016. Industry observers are now watching closely to see if East Coast ports begin to capture a larger share of imports from Asia, which the West Coast has traditionally dominated.

Special Coverage

Several ILA officials threw a surprise curve ball in a pre-negotiation meeting with United States Maritime Alliance, proposing a one-day coastwide work stoppage and Washington march against “government interference” in longshore hiring.

News & Analysis

10 Mar 2017
A shortage of ocean containers may spell transloading opportunity for US trucking companies.
Reefer inspection after Hurricane Sandy
15 Nov 2012
It wasn’t a pretty sight — and still isn’t. Three weeks after Hurricane Sandy knocked out the Port of New York and New Jersey, companies are still tallying damages and trying to get containers where they’re supposed to be.
15 Nov 2012
To expedite the delivery of import loads affected by Hurricane Sandy, Maher Terminals and Port Newark Container Terminal extended hours this week.
Port Everglades
14 Nov 2012
The ports of Miami and Port Everglades and the Florida East Coast Railway are deploying a “build it and they will come” strategy to position South Florida as a gateway for trade with Asia in the new era of big ships.
inspecting reefer cargoes
14 Nov 2012
Shippers this week are still struggling to recover import cargo that was bound for the Port of New York and New Jersey at the end of October when Hurricane Sandy forced inbound container ships to unload at other East Coast ports.
14 Nov 2012
Even as the big container transshipment ports in the Caribbean and Central America embark on ambitious expansion plans to


The reaction of shippers to West Coast longshore labor disruption is evolving in such a way that West Coast ports have reason for concern.