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

Union president Harold Daggett takes to Facebook in advance of February meetings.

News & Analysis

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.
11 Jul 2014
Container volume through the Port of Virginia rose 6.5 percent as the port handled more than 2.3 million 20-foot-equivalent units, a new record, during its just-ended fiscal year.
Savannah River
10 Jul 2014
Ship pilots at the Port of Savannah, who said earlier this week that vessels wider than 142 feet must transit the Savannah River during flood tide, now say the ships may move at other times if they are assisted by two tractor tugs.
Reefer containers, Georgia Ports Authority
09 Jul 2014
The Port of Savannah expects to handle more refrigerated shipments of fruit from South America this year, thanks to its new pilot program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
08 Jul 2014
Employers at the Port of Baltimore have asked a federal court to force an International Longshoremen’s Association local to pay $3.8 million in damages for a three-day strike last October.
04 Jul 2014
Hurricane Arthur appears to have had little impact on the U.S.

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.