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.
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.
13 Jun 2014
Three companies this month have announced investments in temperature-controlled facilities near the Port of Charleston.
03 Jun 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has nominated Michael Murphy, a lobbyist and former county prosecutor, to the Waterfront Commisson of New York Harbor.
03 Jun 2014
James J. Devine, president and CEO of GCT USA, parent company of Global Terminal and New York Container Terminal, will retire June 30.
03 Jun 2014
Billions of dollars could be handed out to Miami, Port Everglades and Jacksonville in the next five years in an aggressive bid by Florida to capture a greater share of regional container cargo.

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.