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

13 Jul 2017
Moving into the position of third-largest, by population, state in the US has propelled Florida's food and beverage business, said Paul Anderson, Florida Ports Council Chairman and Port Tampa Bay CEO.
03 Jun 2014
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has nominated Michael Murphy, a lobbyist and former county prosecutor, to the Waterfront Commisson of New York Harbor.
03 Jun 2014
James J. Devine, president and CEO of GCT USA, parent company of Global Terminal and New York Container Terminal, will retire June 30.
03 Jun 2014
Billions of dollars could be handed out to Miami, Port Everglades and Jacksonville in the next five years in an aggressive bid by Florida to capture a greater share of regional container cargo.
03 Jun 2014
New Orleans Cold Storage has plans to more than double the size of its existing storage space at the Port of Charleston, South Carolina.
28 May 2014
U.S. ports outpaced their Canadian rivals on the east coast of North America during the first quarter, with solid growth at Savannah helping the U.S. Southeast surpass other regions.

Commentary

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