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

Both sides say they're still interested in an early deal, but talk of a 10-year contract has cooled.

News & Analysis

29 Nov 2016
The International Longshoremen’s Association and its employers have scheduled “informal meetings on collective bargaining issues.”
A yard hustler truck carrying a container just unloaded by Crane 12 passes under Crane 14 as it lowers a container onto a waiting chassis. (NC State Ports Authority Photo by Susan Pridgen)
25 Jun 2014
The North Carolina State Ports Authority has decided to pursue growth through public-private partnerships, calls by midsize container services and cultivation of specialty cargoes such as refrigerated products and bulk wood pellets.
24 Jun 2014
An industry group seeking ways to improve performance of the Port of New York and New Jersey has issued 23 recommendations covering chassis, trucking, communication, performance indicators, and more.
Port of Charleston containerized throughput through May 2014.
20 Jun 2014
The South Carolina Ports Authority’s board of directors has approved a 2015 fiscal year plan that includes expectations of gains in container traffic.
19 Jun 2014
Global Terminal unveiled its new semi-automated facility with a celebration capped by a demonstration of rail-mounted gantry cranes that moved 20-foot containers with ballet-like synchronization.
16 Jun 2014
The Port of Virginia handled 204,232 TEUs in May, up 6.7 percent year-over-year, marking the third-best month in the port’s history for container traffic.

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.