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.”
30 Apr 2014
International Longshoremen’s Association President Harold Daggett called the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey a “lap dog” for the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor and said the port agency “should look in the mirror before casting aspersions on others.”
29 Apr 2014
WASHINGTON — Long-delayed U.S.
25 Apr 2014
Vessel operators are being warned by the Coast Guard to make sure their vessels can fit under the 151-foot vertical clearance of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s Bayonne Bridge, which two ships have struck during the last four months.
24 Apr 2014
The Port of Virginia has set a schedule for an appointment system aimed at improving truck turn times at Norfolk International Terminals.
23 Apr 2014
A bitter dispute over hiring of International Longshoremen’s Association dockworkers at the Port of New York and New Jersey has flared up again.

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.