SecaucusJunction wrote:Things have gone from bad to worse at the NJ ports. Rail traffic has been off about 13% year over year over the past 2 months and down an average of almost 9% for the year. For a port that is hoping to gain a lot of traffic in the future, this is definitely not good for the railroads. Total containers through the port is basically flat for the year meaning quite a few more loads are ending up on the highways and less on the rails. All the numbers are on the Port Authority website.
Steve F45 wrote:whats happening on the west coast ports?There is a labor slowdown by the longshoremen (related to contract negotiations) on the whole west coast that is causing ships to back up and sit around. It has been going on since the end of October. Here is a link I found with google: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/12/0 ... p=/99/261/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
West cost ports mostly shut for 4 of next 5 days as longshore dispute drags on.Going on for a long time now.