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.
16 Feb 2017
No date has been announced for formal bargaining.
Port of Virginia
13 Jan 2017
Port of Virginia's Daniel LeGrande discussed the 2016 announcement of a 50-year lease for the Virginia Gateway Terminal and an expansion project to double capacity.
28 Dec 2016
Plastic resin exports are poised in 2017 to begin a multi-year surge in volume.
20 Dec 2016
The Port of New York and New Jersey’s share of the East Coast container market has slipped to less than one-third in recent years amid tough competition from other ports.
29 Nov 2016
The International Longshoremen’s Association and its employers have scheduled “informal meetings on collective bargaining issues.”

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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