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

02 Jun 2017
More drayage companies at the Port of New York and New Jersey are buying their own chassis or signing long-term leases to avoid the difficulty of rental pools.
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.
Jeff Theobald will lead the Port of Philadelphia, pictured, as it develops an area known as Southport on the former Philadelphia Navy Yard.
21 Jul 2016
The Port of Philadelphia has appointed a new CEO.
18 Jul 2016
Trucks slowed to a crawl, and stopped entirely, creating an extensive traffic snarl at the Port of New York and New Jersey at lunchtime Monday.
17 Jul 2016
Truckers that service the Port of New York and New Jersey are preparing for possible congestion and delays Monday.
15 Jul 2016
Ocean Alliance members CMA CGM, COSCO Container Lines, Orient Overseas Container Line and Evergreen Line see major opportunity in deploying more services to the East and West coasts.

Commentary

Will this be a game-changer in terms of port routings?