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.
Although traffic at the Port of New York and New Jersey, pictured, declined year-over-year in July, it was still the highest monthly figure to date in 2016.
08 Sep 2016
The volume of loaded containers imported through the Port of New York and New Jersey fell in July for the fifth consecutive month.
03 Sep 2016
Details are emerging on how much US ports and marine terminals are charging shippers to release stranded Hanjin Shipping containers.
A map of the projected path of Tropical Storm Hermine. The encircled "S" and "H" symbols indicate the storm's expected strength at that time, with "S" being tropical storm and "H" being hurricane.
02 Sep 2016
Tropical Storm Hermine on Friday affected port operations from Jacksonville, Florida, to Charleston, South Carolina.
The APM Terminals facility in Elizabeth, New Jersey, will be able to handle ships with capacities of 13,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units upon completion of the new investments.
31 Aug 2016
APM Terminals is to invest millions in a new berth at its Port Elizabeth terminal in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Two different parts of the federal government, the Commerce Department and Department of Transportation, are looking into the issue of productivity at U.S. ports.
24 Aug 2016
The U.S. federal government, with the help of shippers and others, is trying to come to grips with how to improve port productivity.


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