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.

News & Analysis

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.
New York-New Jersey dockworkers
07 Mar 2013
Representatives of the International Longshoremen’s Association and its New York-New Jersey employers planned to resume negotiations today on a local agreement that’s key to the coastwide master contract for East and Gulf Coast dockworkers.
07 Mar 2013
Horizon Lines will shift its Northeast U.S. port call for its Puerto Rico service from Elizabeth, N.J., to Philadelphia’s Packer Avenue Terminal.
Turkon ship in the Port of New York and New Jersey
04 Mar 2013
This week’s bargaining on an International Longshoremen’s Association local contract for the Port of New York and New Jersey will determine whether East and Gulf Coast ports face the renewed threat of an ILA strike.
26 Feb 2013
The Jacksonville Port Authority board of directors has voted unanimously to inform the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that Jaxport will pursue a harbor deepening project by supplying additional local investment.
15 Feb 2013
No one disputes the port shutdowns are costly and disruptive. But calculating the impact to the overall economy is an inexact science.


Will this be a game-changer in terms of port routings?