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

27 Feb 2017
Intermodal equipment providers hope to launch a long-delayed universal chassis pool at the Port of New York and New Jersey before the Bayonne Bridge is raised later this year.
27 Feb 2017
State port authorities in Georgia and Virginia want US federal maritime regulators to allow them to work together.
20 Feb 2017
US government has shown interest in Canada's method of monitoring and benchmark port productivity.
16 Feb 2017
The steady drip of market share continued last year.
16 Feb 2017
No date has been announced for formal bargaining.
Port of Virginia
13 Jan 2017
Port of Virginia's Daniel LeGrande discussed the 2016 announcement of a 50-year lease for the Virginia Gateway Terminal and an expansion project to double capacity.

Commentary

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

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