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.
Worker at port.
18 Dec 2012
Representatives of the International Longshoremen’s Association and United States Maritime Alliance resumed negotiations today...
17 Dec 2012
The National Retail Federation urged President Obama to “use all means necessary” to head off a threatened Maine-to-Texas
12 Dec 2012
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will host an information session for port partners who suffered business losses from Hurricane Sandy to meet with representatives from the Small Business Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
12 Dec 2012
Orient Overseas Container Line today announced that it will implement a “Port Congestion Surcharge” in the event of an International Longshoremen’s Association strike...
12 Dec 2012
The Jacksonville Port Authority board of directors has approved a grant partnership with the state of Florida to allow the port to voluntarily reduce diesel emissions further at the Talleyrand and Blount Island terminals.


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