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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The Israeli ocean carrier says changes to its management structure and business groups should make ZIM more agile and attentive to customer needs.
The French port handled 81.7 million metric tons of cargo in 2015 and expects to handle 83.7 million metric tons of cargo in 2016.
Hanjin Shipping, Korea's largest container carrier, reported a net profit of $6 million in 2015 compared with a loss of $396 million in 2014 despite lower revenues.