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 spent years preparing for the 2016 opening of the new locks of the Panama Canal. More recently, industry observers have been watching to see if East Coast ports can capture a larger share of imports from Asia by improving their operational efficiency in an uncertain market. Among recent advances in major East Coast ports are a new appointment system in New York-New Jersey; berths extended to cater to more and larger mega-ships in New York-New Jersey, Boston and Philadelphia; and a variety of new cranes and other equipment at Philadelphia and Charleston