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 Houston, Texas-based tank barge operator posted net earnings attributable to Kirby of $226.7 million on consolidated revenues of $2.1 billion for 2015, year-over-year declines of 19.6 percent and 16.3 percent, respectively.
Former president Robert Bianco and COO Gary Kowalski of Con-way's contract logistics subsidiary were let go recently as XPO looks to consolidate its leadership positions.
Port commissioners have scheduled meetings to discuss the termination of the Outer Harbor Terminal lease agreement and potential plans by port terminal operator TraPac to expand into the vacated facility.