Northeast Logistics

Northeast Logistics

From Philadelphia to Maine, the Northeast United States boasts multiple ports, enviable highway infrastructure and a large consumption market that is distribution friendly. As consumer demands on retailers increase and evolve, the profile of warehousing and distribution centers in shipper strategies is being raised, nowhere more so than in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.

Special Coverage: Northeast Logistics

News & Analysis

Profits fuel Saia’s ongoing LTL expansion
08 Aug 2019
Multiregional less-than-truckload carrier Saia is adding terminals in the US Northeast, building “capacity for growth.”
03 Apr 2017
Electronic logging of truck driver hours will run smack into congestion and delays at ports and rail yards, forcing changes to drayage operations and threatening higher costs.
03 Apr 2017
Alliance between US and Canadian trucking operators comes as both parties expand.
The New York Shipping Exchange says half of the top 10 ocean carriers have signed up for its platform.
21 Mar 2017
Cargo booking exchange platform secures funding of $8.5 million from GE and Goldman Sachs, among others.
20 Mar 2017
New York may be the city that never sleeps, but the four main terminals at its namesake port, the Port of New York and New Jersey, are closed by 7 p.m.
16 Mar 2017
“If we get a cut of what they are talking about, it’s going to be devastating.”
15 Mar 2017
Although ports may reopen Wednesday, in parts of the US Northeast, over-the-road freight transport remains frozen.
14 Mar 2017
The Port of NY-NJ is opening first thing Wednesday after it took a smaller than expected storm pummeling
13 Mar 2017
The storm is expected to dump between one and two feet of snow on the Middle Atlantic and Northeast United States.
03 Mar 2017
The legislation follows repeated efforts by the International Longshoremen’s Association and port businesses to rein in the commission.
24 Feb 2017
Barge routes have had varied success around the United States.
23 Feb 2017
Eimskip aims to make weekly visits by 2020.
23 Nov 2016
Authorities have expanded a program designed to curb traffic and pollution in the Port of New York and New Jersey by awarding grants to the owners of older drayage trucks so that they can be replaced by newer vehicles.
22 Nov 2016
Pennsylvania’s state government plans to provide about $300 million during the next four years to double capacity of the port’s main container terminal and to expand and improve vehicle-handling and breakbulk terminals.
17 Nov 2016
Maher Terminals has been acquired by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners III and a subsidiary of Japanese shipping company NYK Line.
08 Nov 2016
The Port of New York and New Jersey plans to create what it says will be the first state-of-the art crane training center at a port on the East Coast.
08 Nov 2016
THE Alliance on Tuesday announced details of its network of routes and port calls.
03 Nov 2016
The Ocean Alliance has released information on its network that begins on April 1, 2017, with the trans-Pacific to see the largest number of loops and port calls.
01 Nov 2016
Officials at the Port of New York and New Jersey hope a record monthly volume of rail cargo is just the start of the payoff from years of intermodal investment that seeks to give the port a competitive edge as ever-larger ships arrive on the East Coast.
27 Oct 2016
The US Maritime Administration will provide $4.64 million in “marine highway” grants for five existing or proposed container-on-barge services.
Maher Terminals and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have been at odds over a number of issues over the past decade.
27 Oct 2016
Maher Terminals and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have agreed to settle an eight-year-long legal dispute.
Saia has expansion on the mind despite a fall in LTL shipment volume in the third quarter.
26 Oct 2016
Cranking up profits and gaining freight, the multiregional less-than-truckload carrier looks to fill one of the last large gaps in its coverage.
13 Sep 2016
Acquisition of C&V Trucking adds drivers, terminal in Southern New England, and helps carrier optimize network for hour-of-service compliance.
Although traffic at the Port of New York and New Jersey, pictured, declined year-over-year in July, it was still the highest monthly figure to date in 2016.
08 Sep 2016
The volume of loaded containers imported through the Port of New York and New Jersey fell in July for the fifth consecutive month.
31 Aug 2016
NYSA says case "was not about fair hiring practices."
15 Aug 2016
The move will help G&W, a railway highly dependent on now-slumping carload traffic, tap into an intermodal customer base via connections to Class I carriers moving cargo to and from the East Coast’s busiest port terminals in New York and New Jersey.
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.
15 Jul 2016
The port of Boston moved a step closer being able to handle some of the the larger ships able to traverse the expanded Panama Canal.
The MOL Benefactor passes through the enlargened Panama Canal on its way to the Port of New York and New Jersey.
07 Jul 2016
This week’s arrival of the largest ship ever to dock at the Port of New York and New Jersey is bringing into focus the challenges the port faces in adapting to an era of fewer, but larger ships.
04 Feb 2016
Lisa Wieland has been named executive director of the agency that oversees Boston's airport and seaport.
25 Jan 2016
Shippers across the U.S. can expect delays this week as the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast dig out from Winter Storm Jonas, which dumped two or more feet of snow on a region stretching from West Virginia to New England and created icy road conditions in an even larger area.
16 Jan 2016
The 10-day shutdown of Land Air Express of New England by federal regulators should sound warning bells for U.S. trucking companies, freight brokers and shippers. If they need additional convincing, the announcement Friday that those regulators aim to simplify their efforts to detect unsafe motor carriers and get them off the road should do the trick.
13 Jan 2016
Regional less-than-truckload carrier Land Air Express of New England is no longer a member of The Reliance Netw
12 Jan 2016
After a 10-day shutdown by federal regulators, the regional LTL carrier is back on the streets, but is closing terminals in New Jersey to refocus on its core New England territory.
07 Jan 2016
Regional less-than-truckload carrier Land Air Express of New England, shut down for nearly 10 days, was cleared to resume operations after reaching an agreement with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
06 Jan 2016
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters union filed unfair labor practices charges against a Massachusetts-based trucking company that shut down Dec. 21, laying off 75 employees, including 40 truck drivers.

Commentary

Looking at inland point intermodal data for 2016, the biggest gains were seen in the corridor linking the Northeast with the Midwest.