Top 25 North American Ports

The JOC Top 25 container ports in North America in 2016 represented 94.8 percent or 40.8 million TEU of the 43.1 million TEU in the total North America outbound and inbound laden container trade. The total volume of these top 25 ports in 2016 increased 3.7 percent year-over-year, failing to match the 6.2 percent growth of all ports in North America.The JOC Top 25 container ports in North America in 2016 represented 94.8 percent or 40.8 million TEU of the 43.1 million TEU in the total North America outbound and inbound laden container trade. The total volume of these top 25 ports in 2016 increased 3.7 percent year-over-year, failing to match the 6.2 percent growth of all ports in North America.

Top 25 North American ports by volume

CMA CGM seeking US adaptability through NY-NJ terminals purchase

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor | Dec 8, 2022, 12:27 PM EST

CMA CGM said its acquisition of terminal assets in the key New York–New Jersey container gateway was designed around flexibility for shippers, not a bet on permanent shifts in US coastal market share.
Container linesNorth American ports

CMA CGM adds terminal assets in New York–New Jersey

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor and Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor | Dec 7, 2022, 9:46 AM EST

New York–New Jersey is CMA CGM’s largest gateway on the US East Coast, and the carrier intends to further develop calls in the New York area for which the newly acquired terminals will provide future capacity.
MaritimeContainer linesNorth American ports

JOC Rankings: North America West Coast ports lost share amid 2021 import surge

JOC Staff | May 9, 2022, 9:42 AM EDT

Only four of the JOC Top 25 North American Container Ports handled fewer imports in 2021, but growth at major West Coast gateways lagged that of their East Coast competitors, resulting in a shift in market share.
Ports

Transload demand pulling US LTL carriers closer to ports

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor | Feb 8, 2022, 4:18 PM EST

With delays and port congestion common, and transload capacity tight, less-than-truckload carriers are playing a bigger role in moving containerized freight inland.
LTL

Chicago truck spot rates spiking off West, East coasts

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor, and Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Dec 10, 2021, 3:30 PM EST

Outbound truck spot rates to Chicago from US ports and border entry points are surging, with the biggest increases in eastbound lanes off the West Coast.
TruckingNorth American ports

USDOT, California seek to expedite port projects

JOC Staff | Oct 29, 2021, 11:36 AM EDT

A new agreement between California and the Biden administration seeks a more unified approach and “innovative” federal financing for port infrastructure projects that could speed goods inland.
North American ports

C.H. Robinson to levy $175 per container ‘congestion’ surcharge

JOC Staff | Aug 27, 2021, 4:37 PM EDT

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, the largest US logistics operator, said it will impose a drayage surcharge starting Sept. 1 and keep it in place “through the end of December” as disruption caused by port congestion spreads inland.
Logistics technology

JOC Rankings: Largest North American ports gained market share in 2020

Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Jun 18, 2021, 11:03 AM EDT

The six busiest North American ports eked out gains in import market share during 2020 thanks to the surge in inbound container volumes at the biggest gateways.
North American ports

New federal funding brings Norfolk closer to 55 foot deepening

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Jun 2, 2021, 5:29 PM EDT

The Port of Virginia believes two milestones will put them on firm footing to become the deepest port on the US East by late 2023 or early 2024.
North American ports

FMC to take deeper look at Evergreen detention case

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Apr 28, 2021, 2:16 PM EDT

A detention case involving Evergreen Shipping, Yamaha Motor, and a drayage provider is drawing the attention of the Federal Maritime Commission, which is reviewing the application of its detention and demurrage rules.
Transport, trade and regulation

New Charleston container terminal adds much-needed US port capacity

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Apr 9, 2021, 3:21 PM EDT

The Port of Charleston has opened the first new container terminal in the US since 2009, increasing its terminal capacity by nearly 30 percent as cargo volumes surge in the Southeast.
North American ports

Savannah port adding capacity to address congestion

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Mar 29, 2021, 3:49 PM EDT

The Georgia Ports Authority has approved $205 million in capital expenditures to address the congestion slowing down the supply chain through the port of Savannah.
North American ports

Rail delays stymie exporters in Memphis

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Mar 22, 2021, 3:46 PM EDT

Exporters and trucking companies are battling delays on Norfolk Southern and CSX Transportation in Memphis, causing loaded containers going to Charleston and Savannah to idle for days.
North-American rail

Detention and demurrage charges rise as regulators circle

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor; Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor; and Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Mar 8, 2021, 8:56 AM EST

Months-long congestion and the slow return of empty containers at the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and New York and New Jersey are flowing inland to key rail hubs such as Chicago and Dallas.
Marine terminals

Port of Virginia to end floating receiving dates for export containers

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Mar 1, 2021, 2:00 PM EST

The Port of Virginia will now set a hard date to accept export containers for each vessel, providing relief to BCOs dealing with frequently changing exporter receiving dates due to vessel delays.
North American ports

Container lines ordered to explain detention, demurrage assessment

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Feb 17, 2021, 3:56 PM EST

The Federal Maritime Commission will take a deep look into the detention and demurrage practices in Southern California and New York and New Jersey, requiring ocean carriers and maritime terminal operators to answer questions about their policies related to importers and exporters.
Transport, trade and regulation

Savannah cargo flow improving despite record Asia import surge: GPA

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Feb 11, 2021, 2:25 PM EST

Volume has jumped more than 20 percent for three consecutive months in Savannah, which has slowed the supply chain for some shippers but not nearly as much as in Southern California.
North American ports

Port of Virginia expansion continues amid CEO transition

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Dec 29, 2020, 4:52 PM EST

The Port of Virginia’s new CEO will start his job Jan. 19 and immediately have a host of short- and long-term projects to oversee to position the port as a top East Coast gateway.
North American ports

Cargo surge causes up to two-week dray backlog in Miami

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Dec 23, 2020, 4:47 PM EST

Drayage capacity in Miami is tight due to an unusual late-year surge in fruits and vegetables, cigars, and casual wear, causing truckers to be booked up seven to 14 days in advance.
North American portsDrayage

Port of Virginia maintains cargo flow despite record November volume

Ari Ashe, Senior Editor | Dec 22, 2020, 8:00 AM EST

Despite an all-time record in container throughput last month in Norfolk, the Port of Virginia has maintained fluidity through terminals and ensured equipment is available to truckers.
North American ports