I advise anyone who wants to understand the business of goods movement transportation to stay in touch with the work of Jean-Paul Rodrigue, professor at Hofstra University. He is one of the few who publicly pointed out the overinvestment in East Coast port expansions. For an example, see Florida – Land of ‘build it and they will come” port dreams.
If you take five minutes to reach this small piece, I expect you will learn a thing or two. I did.