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 Port of Oakland has indicated officials are negotiating with TraPac, but said its other terminals will handle former OHT cargo and expects no diversion as a result of decision by TIL and Ports America to end operations at the port.
The Hong Kong-based ocean carrier Orient Overseas Container Line said its overall revenue per TEU in the fourth quarter of 2015 fell 17.3 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago.
Importers, brokers and Customs are behind on software integration and testing of CBP's Automated Commercial Environment and the Feb. 28 deadline for filing entries needs to be postponed to avoid cargo delays in ports, according to the NCBFAA.