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.

News & Analysis

14 Oct 2016
Hanjin Shipping’s failure put a noticeable dent in US import volumes.
13 Oct 2016
A trucker advocacy group at the Port of New York and New Jersey is preparing to launch a system to track terminal turn times in an effort to prod terminals into reducing delays.
12 Oct 2016
The Savannah River channel reopened for commercial traffic Wednesday.
04 Oct 2016
Southeast US ports are preparing for Hurricane Matthew.
21 Sep 2016
The Port of Virginia has cleared the way for the port to begin work doubling capacity at a deep-sea container terminal where space has been tight as traffic has increased on the Virginia waterfront.
The Hanjin Miami is one of two ships stuck off the US East Coast, with the second being the Seaspan Efficiency, which is waiting in the Atlantic Ocean off Georgia after it was unable to call at Savannah.
20 Sep 2016
After sitting anchored at sea for more than two weeks the Hanjin Miami is expected to soon enter the Port of New York and New Jersey.


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