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.

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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.

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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.
Port of Charleston
21 Aug 2014
South Carolina Ports Authority said its fiscal year 2014 results surpassed original plans, and now fiscal year 2015 is off to a good start too.
Containers at the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina.
20 Aug 2014
Container volume is increasing at North Carolina’s Port of Wilmington thanks to carriers’ service expansions.
19 Aug 2014
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is moving forward in a fledgling effort to reduce long truck wait times at some ports in the U.S. by holding a forum in Southern California next month and another in Baltimore in the fall.
Arrival delays increased at the four U.S. East Coast ports studied by CargoSmart
14 Aug 2014
The top four ports on the U.S. East Coast saw delays in both arrivals and berth times in June, partially because of a surge in traffic from cargo diversions to East Coast during peak season.
Port of Savannah
13 Aug 2014
The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, surpassing even pre-recession levels.


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