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

The Port of Philadelphia is taking aim at discretionary cargo moving through northeastern competitors.

News & Analysis

20 Feb 2017
US government has shown interest in Canada's method of monitoring and benchmark port productivity. 
Aerial view of portion of Port Canaveral
30 Jul 2014
A U.S. House Republican has asked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to review whether the granting of a 35-year container terminal concession at Florida’s Port Canaveral to United Arab Emirates-based port operator Gulftainer will impact national security.
29 Jul 2014
A long-awaited tunnel linking Miami’s port to the interstate highway system will be open for business at the beginning of next week, after months of delays.
Port of Savannah
29 Jul 2014
The Port of Savannah broke the three-million-TEU mark for the first time in its recently ended fiscal year, a new record for the port.
26 Jul 2014
Drayage drivers serving New York-New Jersey port terminals said at a weekend forum that they need quick action to reduce turn times that require them to sit in long queues for several hours a day without full compensation.
APM Terminals, Port of Virginia
22 Jul 2014
An infrastructure investment group and a British pension fund have agreed to acquire APM Terminals’ semi-automated container terminal at the Port of Virginia for an undisclosed price.

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.