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Trade data provider found volumes at East Coast ports rose 15 percent overall in the first half of 2015, benefiting from diversions by carriers from West Coast ports due to congestion issues early in the year.
Harold Daggett was elected for a second term as ILA president, while his son, Dennis Daggett, was elected executive vice president of the East Coast dockworkers' union.
EVA Air will purchase five 777 Freighters from the aircraft manufacturer at an estimated cost of $1.5 billion at list prices.
The second quarter financial results of ocean carriers NYK, MOL and "K" Line reflected a weak Asia-Europe market and strong supply pressure.
The U.S. Senate also passed a long-term highway bill that will be debated by the House after the summer break.
The European Commission will now conduct an in-depth analysis under the EU's merger regulations before coming to a decision on FedEx's $4.8 billion offer to buy TNT.