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

02 Jun 2017
More drayage companies at the Port of New York and New Jersey are buying their own chassis or signing long-term leases to avoid the difficulty of rental pools.
02 Apr 2013
Georgia’s state legislature has approved funding an additional $50 million for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.
29 Mar 2013
The Massachusetts Port Authority has named Jose Masso director of community relations and Jim Doolin chief development officer.
APM Terminal, Port of New York and New Jersey
29 Mar 2013
If the new International Longshoremen’s Association contract works as planned, the Port of New York and New Jersey will become more productive and less costly over the next six years.
Dockworker in Port of Savannah
28 Mar 2013
International Longshoremen’s Association President Harold Daggett has written to ILA members, urging them to ratify a six-year contract agreement covering dockworkers at East and Gulf Coast ports.
ILA dockworkers in Bayport, Texas
28 Mar 2013
International Longshoremen’s Association members will vote April 9 on a landmark contract that was starting to look impossible without a strike.


Will this be a game-changer in terms of port routings?