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Trade data provider found volumes at East Coast ports rose 15 percent overall in the first half of 2015, benefiting from diversions by carriers from West Coast ports due to congestion issues early in the year.
The Federal Maritime Commission found the Northwest Seaport Alliance is not likely to reduce competition or result in an unreasonable increase in cost or reduction in service.
U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2014 Kansas Supreme Court ruling that said the express carrier violated the Kansas Wage Payment Act in not treating drivers as employees.
Georgia Ports Authority said TEU volumes in Savannah have climbed almost 17 percent in the past 12 months.
Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Monday that Egypt is capable of protecting the new waterway that runs alongside the existing canal.
Meanwhile, maritime consultant Drewry said it believes the sale of G6 Alliance member APL's parent company Neptune Orient Lines is unlikely at this time, despite the line being a "habitual loss maker."