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.

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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.

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02 Jun 2017
More drayage companies at the Port of New York and New Jersey are buying their own chassis or signing long-term leases to avoid the difficulty of rental pools.
World Container Index of spot rates for full 40-foot containers.
01 Nov 2012
Backhaul container rates were relatively stable this week and remained above year earlier levels, according to the latest
01 Nov 2012
The Port of Virginia is getting calls by ships that were prevented by Hurricane Sandy from calling the Port of New York-N
01 Nov 2012
The Port of New York and New Jersey is likely to remain closed to vessel operations until at least Saturday when surveys of vessel channels are completed and marine terminals can clean up some of the extensive damage caused by the storm surge that Hurricane Sandy brought on Monday night.
Hurricane Sandy heads for the U.S. East Coast.
29 Oct 2012
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey ordered the evacuation of all the maritime terminals in New Jersey on Monday as Hurricane Sandy move closer to landfall on Monday afternoon.
Sandy nearing landfall
29 Oct 2012
Seaports from New York to Virginia remained closed Monday as the Northeast and the mid-Atlantic braced for the huge hurricane that was slowly turning west and menacing the coastline.


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