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.

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14 Oct 2016
Hanjin Shipping’s failure put a noticeable dent in US import volumes.
21 May 2014
Rising capital needs in an era of carrier alliances and huge ships may force neighboring ports to put aside their differences and cooperate, said CEO James Newsome of the South Carolina Port Authority.
20 May 2014
Robust April imports through several U.S. ports are at least partly related to initial effects of shippers accelerating import shipments to avoid potential disruption at West Coast ports tied to longshore labor negotiations.
13 May 2014
John Reinhart wears nice suits, but not on Saturdays. That’s when the Virginia Port Authority’s CEO dons casual garb and roams the port’s container terminals.
08 May 2014
Leading the North America container trade in 2013 are the combined Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, representing 27.3 perce
08 May 2014
Leading North America container Imports in 2013 are the combined Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, representing 32.8 percent


The reaction of shippers to West Coast longshore labor disruption is evolving in such a way that West Coast ports have reason for concern.

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