Category: East Coast

North America Container Ship Traffic Jam Tightens, Threatening to Push Inflation Higher

Port congestion in North America worsened in late July compared with a month ago, with traffic having shifted from the West Coast to the East Coast. On July 28, there were 153 ships waiting offshore at various ports across North America, a significant jump from 92 vessels on June 10, according to data by American…


US East Coast Jet Fuel Costs Soar on Shortage Fears

Jet fuel prices are soaring on the U.S. East Coast, home to some of the world’s busiest airports, with buyers anticipating a growing shortage as supply dwindles amid sanctions on Russian energy exports. Following Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, the United States and allies slapped heavy sanctions on Russian industry, leading to a tightening…


Giant Asian Invasive Spider Likely to Spread Along East Coast: Study

The Joro spider, an invasive arachnid species that is native to eastern Asia and first spread across Georgia in 2013, is expected to “colonize” through most of the East Coast, according to a new study. The good news is that the bright yellow spider, which is about the size of a child’s hand and has blue-black…


Tropical Storm Elsa Soaks NYC as It Races up East Coast

NEW YORK—Fast-moving Tropical Storm Elsa hit the New York City region with heavy rain and high winds Friday, toppling trees and hindering some rail service as it churned its way toward New England. Maximum sustained winds from the storm peaked near 50 mph as it moved past New York City and across the eastern tip…