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

20 Feb 2017
US government has shown interest in Canada's method of monitoring and benchmark port productivity.
21 Jul 2014
Container volume at the Port of Charleston increased 8 percent in the South Carolina Ports Authority’s jus
15 Jul 2014
Leaders of an industry group that proposed far-reaching changes to operations of the Port of New York and New Jersey are starting the more difficult task of deciding how to turn those recommendations into reality.
Weekly wrap-up for July 12, 2014
12 Jul 2014
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association surprised watchers by announcing a 72-hour hiatus in their negotiations so that the union could deal with unrelated talks in the Pacific Northwest, and by extending the expired coastwide contract during the suspension of negotiations.
11 Jul 2014
Container volume through the Port of Virginia rose 6.5 percent as the port handled more than 2.3 million 20-foot-equivalent units, a new record, during its just-ended fiscal year.
Savannah River
10 Jul 2014
Ship pilots at the Port of Savannah, who said earlier this week that vessels wider than 142 feet must transit the Savannah River during flood tide, now say the ships may move at other times if they are assisted by two tractor tugs.

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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