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 Chinese container line has a history of using CargoSmart's operational tools, but this new engagement will focus on customer-facing tools and network optimization.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has asked that trucks not be sent to terminals after dockworkers reportedly walked off the job Friday morning.
Norfolk Southern Corp. announced a five-year cost cutting and restructuring plan in an attempt to stave off a hostile takeover by Canadian Pacific Railway, but one Senate Democrat says he wants to stop the potential merger in its tracks.