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.
29 Nov 2016
The International Longshoremen’s Association and its employers have scheduled “informal meetings on collective bargaining issues.”
22 Nov 2016
Pennsylvania’s state government plans to provide about $300 million during the next four years to double capacity of the port’s main container terminal and to expand and improve vehicle-handling and breakbulk terminals.
14 Oct 2016
Hanjin Shipping’s failure put a noticeable dent in US import volumes.
13 Oct 2016
A trucker advocacy group at the Port of New York and New Jersey is preparing to launch a system to track terminal turn times in an effort to prod terminals into reducing delays.
12 Oct 2016
The Savannah River channel reopened for commercial traffic Wednesday.

Commentary

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