Volumes were up 10.4 percent from 2014, but on 7.4 percent fewer ships calling at the port, indicating that much of the cargo is arriving on larger ships, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The German ocean carrier's "Watchdog" software flagged more shipments both because of an increase in business and stricter regulations following the explosions in Port Tianjin last year.
The 25-member crew of the Safmarine Kuramo are reported to be safe after the vessel was boarded by armed hijackers off the coast of Nigeria Friday night.
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Construction and congestion issues resulted in fewer ships using shore power at the TraPac Terminal in the Port of Los Angeles, according to Executive Director Gene Seroka.
The trade ministers of Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam at a meeting in Auckland on Wednesday signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
The Israeli ocean carrier says changes to its management structure and business groups should make ZIM more agile and attentive to customer needs.