Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy brought severe damage and power outages to the U.S. East Coast. Throughout the aftermath of the storm, the JOC provided breaking news and updates on impacts to infrastructure, at ports and rail, truck and air terminals throughout the region and more. 

Brief capacity crunch boosts US truckload spot rates

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Jun 11, 2019, 3:43 PM EDT

A roadside truck inspection blitz that typically depresses truck capacity gave US spot market truck rates a boost in early June, as produce and retail seasons heat up.

Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Returns to Jersey City Headquarters

JOC Staff | May 6, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT

Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) will return to its headquarters building at One Evertrust Plaza on May 10, following major repairs caused by Hurricane Sandy damage last October.
Container lines

Sandy Loss Claims Adding Up, Pressuring Premiums

Peter T. Leach, Editor-at-Large | Feb 19, 2013, 11:21 AM EST

Hurricane Sandy shipment claims, coming on top of a record year for marine insurance claims, may cause a flattening of the overcapacity in the insurance market that has led to steep declines in premiums over the last few years.

Sandy Recovery Improvement Act Goes to Obama

JOC Staff | Jan 30, 2013, 1:10 PM EST

The U.S. Senate today approved the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013, HR 219, which will fast-track aid to communities recovering from Hurricane Sandy and reduce recovery costs.
Transport, trade and regulation

US House Approves Sandy Recovery Improvement Bill

JOC Staff | Jan 15, 2013, 9:36 AM EST

The U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has approved HR 219, the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013. The vote was 403 to 0.
Transport, trade and regulation

Transportation Workers Welcome Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill

JOC Staff | Dec 18, 2012, 4:40 PM EST

Edward Wytkind, president of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, today urged the U.S. Senate to pass the pending Hurricane Disaster Relief Appropriations Act to help regions affected by...
Transport, trade and regulationLongshore laborTrucking labor

NY Port Sets Informational Session for Companies Hit by Sandy

JOC Staff | Dec 12, 2012, 2:59 PM EST

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will host an information session for port partners who suffered business losses from Hurricane Sandy to meet with representatives from the Small Business Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
North American ports

ILA District Donates $250,000 to Hurricane Sandy Fund

JOC Staff | Dec 7, 2012, 9:40 AM EST

The South Atlantic and Gulf Coast District of the International Longshoremen’s Association have donated $250,000 to ILA’s Hurricane Sandy Fund.
Longshore labor

Post-Sandy Truck Rule Exemption Expires

JOC Staff | Nov 28, 2012, 11:12 AM EST

An exemption to certain federal safety rules for truck drivers and trucking companies delivering aid to victims of Hurricane Sandy expired Nov. 27.
Trucking labor

Disaster Planning Helped NEMF Weather Sandy

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 27, 2012, 4:13 PM EST

Planning helped the less-than-truckload carrier New England Motor Freight get back in business quickly in the days following Hurricane Sandy.

Galveston Donates $10,000 to AAPA Workers Hit by Sandy

JOC Staff | Nov 27, 2012, 10:07 AM EST

The Port of Galveston Wharves Board recently approved a $10,000 contribution to the American Association of Port Authorities Port Employee Relief Fund...
North American ports

NY-NJ Terminals to Open Friday

JOC Staff | Nov 21, 2012, 1:45 PM EST

North American ports

Virginia Port Reopens Portsmouth Marine Terminal to Handle Sandy Overflow

JOC Staff | Nov 20, 2012, 4:33 PM EST

Virginia Port Authority has temporarily reopened Portsmouth Marine Terminal for the first time in nearly two years to handle an overflow of automobiles that would normally be handled at Newport News Marine Terminal, a separate VPA-owned facility.

NY-NJ Truckers May Seek State Action

Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor | Nov 19, 2012, 11:35 AM EST

Frustrated by post-hurricane delays, New York-New Jersey port truckers say they may seek state legislation to prohibit marine terminals from charging detention and demurrage when congestion prevents prompt pickups and deliveries.
North American portsDrayage

Chassis Shortage Clogs NY-NJ Port

JOC Team | Nov 16, 2012, 3:08 PM EST

Hurricane damage to chassis has created equipment shortages that are hitting truckers with hours-long delays and demurrage costs at Port of New York and New Jersey marine terminals.
North American portsMarine terminalsDrayage

Diesel Fuels Sandy Recovery in Northeast

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 15, 2012, 1:57 PM EST

The fuel crisis in the Northeast is easing, though rationing continues in some areas and some fueling stations are still without power, and without working pumps.

Port of NY-NJ Gets Back to Work

Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor | Nov 15, 2012, 10:41 AM EST

It wasn’t a pretty sight — and still isn’t. Three weeks after Hurricane Sandy knocked out the Port of New York and New Jersey, companies are still tallying damages and trying to get containers where they’re supposed to be.
North American ports

NY-NJ Terminals Working Extended Hours to Clear Import Backlog

JOC Staff | Nov 15, 2012, 10:17 AM EST

To expedite the delivery of import loads affected by Hurricane Sandy, Maher Terminals and Port Newark Container Terminal extended hours this week.
North American ports

Sandy-Diverted Boxes Cost Shippers a Bundle

Peter T. Leach, Editor-at-Large | Nov 14, 2012, 1:32 PM EST

Shippers this week are still struggling to recover import cargo that was bound for the Port of New York and New Jersey at the end of October when Hurricane Sandy forced inbound container ships to unload at other East Coast ports.
North American portsContainer lines

Hurricane Cost ABF Freight Tonnage, Revenue

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 14, 2012, 11:22 AM EST


Retail Imports Projected to Increase in November Despite Hurricane

JOC Staff | Nov 13, 2012, 4:23 PM EST

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to increase 5.9 percent, at 1.37 million 20-equivalent units, in November...
Transport, trade and regulationForwardingNorth American ports

Logistics Aid Still Needed in Sandy's Wake

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 13, 2012, 2:31 PM EST


NY-NJ Port Assesses Damage From Sandy

Peter T. Leach, Editor-at-Large | Nov 9, 2012, 1:09 PM EST

All of the marine terminals in the Port of New York and New Jersey had reopened by Friday after cleaning up and repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, including all six container terminals, the three cruise terminals and the four auto-processing terminals.
North American portsCool Cargoes

Post-Sandy Rebuild Could Bring Trucking $14 Billion

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 8, 2012, 4:52 PM EST

TruckingTrucking labor

Virginia Port Clears Storm-Diverted Cargo

JOC Staff | Nov 7, 2012, 4:46 PM EST


NY-NJ Port Operating at ‘Full Speed’

Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor | Nov 7, 2012, 12:40 PM EST

Cargo operations at the Port of New York and New Jersey are “back to full speed” as terminals work through backlogs from a nearly week-long shutdown after Hurricane Sandy, the port’s top executive said.

CSX Uses Ohio Intermodal Hub to Give Shippers Post-Storm Options

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor | Nov 6, 2012, 4:07 PM EST

North-American rail

CSX Temporarily Modifies East Coast Services After Sandy

JOC Staff | Nov 6, 2012, 3:43 PM EST

Class I railroad CSX Transportation, the main subsidiary of CSX Corporation, is offering temporary recovery service from mid-Atlantic ports to Northeast ports to keep freight moving along the eastern seaboard...
North-American rail

NY-NJ Port Grinds Back to Work

Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor | Nov 6, 2012, 10:33 AM EST

Container terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey have resumed cargo operations while cleanup and repairs continue in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Evergreen Agency Relocates While Storm Cleanup Continues

JOC Staff | Nov 6, 2012, 10:02 AM EST

Container lines

YRC's Welch: Sandy Challenged LTL Networks

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 5, 2012, 3:49 PM EST

Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge sent ripples through supply chains and trucking networks far beyond the enormous damage it caused along the East Coast, said YRC Worldwide CEO James Welch.

NY-NJ Terminals to Operate on Election Day

Joseph Bonney, Senior Editor | Nov 5, 2012, 12:58 PM EST

Container terminals at the Port of New York and New Jersey will be open Tuesday, Nov. 6 — normally a longshoremen’s holiday for election day — as recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy continue.
North American ports

Trucking Searching for a Post-Storm Surge

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Nov 5, 2012, 11:48 AM EST


Sandy Gas Shortages Drive Tanker Rates Higher

JOC Staff | Nov 5, 2012, 9:38 AM EST


Two More NY-NJ Terminals to Reopen Monday

JOC Staff | Nov 4, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

Two of Six NY-NJ Container Terminals Reopen

JOC Staff | Nov 4, 2012, 9:13 AM EST

North American ports

UPS, FedEx, Rush to Aid Sandy Relief

JOC Staff | Nov 3, 2012, 7:55 PM EDT

Logistics technology

Coast Guard Reopens NY-NJ, But Container Terminals Remain Closed

JOC Staff | Nov 2, 2012, 6:08 PM EDT

The U.S. Coast Guard reopened channels in and out of the Port of New York and New Jersey on Friday for all commercial vessels....
North American ports

Ex-Im Bank Offers Aid to Disaster-Impacted Exporters

JOC Staff | Nov 2, 2012, 2:07 PM EDT

The Export-Import Bank of the United States is offering help to exporters in areas that have been declared federal disaster areas because of the impact of Hurricane Sandy.
Transport, trade and regulation

Virginia Port Shuns Empty Containers to Accommodate Cargo Diverted From NY-NJ

JOC Staff | Nov 2, 2012, 1:17 PM EDT

Marine terminalsForwarding