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

20 Feb 2017
US government has shown interest in Canada's method of monitoring and benchmark port productivity.
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
08 May 2014
Leading North America container exports in 2013 are the combined Southern California ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach,
06 May 2014
Maher Terminals has failed to convince a Federal Maritime Commission administrative law judge that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey violated the Shipping Act by granting a more favorable lease to competitor APM Terminals.

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.