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.

News & Analysis

The Port of Baltimore, pictured, has rail access, but would stand to gain much if that access could accommodate double-stacked trains.
21 Jul 2016
The Port of Baltimore is not giving up on a project to raise the Howard Street tunnel enough to allow the passage of double-stacked freight trains.
Ship-to-shore cranes at Savannah's Garden City Terminal
24 Mar 2014
Georgia’s Port of Savannah moved a record 248,746 TEUs in February, increasing 2.6 percent year-over-year and marking the port’s highest volume of containers ever for the month of February.
24 Mar 2014
The Port of New York and New Jersey said its container terminals have recorded increases in truck gate moves and reductions in dwell time for containers and that operations are improving following winter disruptions.
24 Mar 2014
South Carolina’s Port of Charleston handled 129,657 TEUs in Feburary, down 1.5 percent year-over-year.
20 Mar 2014
Some New York-New Jersey dockworkers will delay their scheduled April 1 retirements in a stopgap move to ease a labor shortage at the port.
10 Mar 2014
Many U.S. East Coast and Gulf ports will struggle to handle the larger container ships the P3 and G6 carrier alliances likely will deploy on trans-Atlantic routes, according to Drewry Maritime Research.

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.

Video

Port of Virginia's John Reinhart on their strategy of making many smaller improvements for a lasting, sustained change to operations to expand with the industry.
Port of Virginia's Russell Held on its short-haul inland network, rail connections and the Panama Canal expansion.
Global Terminal is undergoing major expansion while continuing cargo operations. Guy Buzzoni, vice president of infrastructure development at Global Terminal, discusses the challenges -- and explains why he's watching the weather.