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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DHL Freight is offering an integrated service for customs clearance and duties for e-tailers that don't have offices in the European Union.
The parcel courier’s prior repurchase authorization for 15 million shares, announced in September 2014, has been completed, leaving around 272 million outstanding common shares as of Jan. 25, 2016.
The United States Chamber of Commerce says the next item on the nation's trade agenda should be a bilateral free trade agreement with Brazil.