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.
ILA dockers in Houston port
20 Dec 2012
With contract negotiations at an impasse, International Longshoremen’s Association President Harold Daggett has directed ILA locals to prepare for a Dec. 30 strike at East and Gulf Coast ports.
19 Dec 2012
The Jacksonville Port Authority’s board of directors today unanimously named Roy Schleicher as interim CEO, filling the vacancy created by the departure of A. Paul Anderson.
Charleston port ILA crane operator
18 Dec 2012
Failure of the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance to extend their contract negotiations raises the likelihood of a Maine-to-Texas dock strike at year-end.
ILA North Carolina
18 Dec 2012
Contract negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance broke off today, raising the likelihood of a Maine-to-Texas dock strike at year-end.
18 Dec 2012
Maersk Line recently announced that it will implement a congestion surcharge in the event of an International Longshoremen’s Association strike at East and Gulf coast ports, which would begin Dec. 29...

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.