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.

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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.

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10 Mar 2017
A shortage of ocean containers may spell transloading opportunity for US trucking companies.
13 Nov 2012
Ocean transportation company Seaboard Marine plans to launch a weekly shipping service between the Port of Miami and Puerto Morelos in Mexico, commencing Nov. 15.
13 Nov 2012
Canada-based marine and environmental services provider Logistec Corporation recently reported income in the third quarter, ending Sept. 29, was $8.7 million, dropping 40 percent from $14.4 million in last year’s third quarter, ending Sept. 24.
12 Nov 2012
Paul Anderson, CEO of Jacksonville Port Authority in Florida, was selected as the top-ranked finalist for the Tampa Port Authority’s open director and CEO position, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reported.
Reefer cargo inspected post-Sandy in Port of New York.
09 Nov 2012
All of the marine terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey had reopened by Friday after cleaning up and repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, including all six container terminals, the three cruise terminals and the four auto-processing terminals.
08 Nov 2012
Downed wires across Corbin Street between Tyler and Marsh Streets this morning led to a road closure and heavy traffic de


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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