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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 Port of Oakland attributed the decline in volumes primarily to reduced exports, as import volumes grew for the fourth consecutive month.
The Federal Maritime Commission's report was based on feedback from industry leaders at four public forums held around the country to gauge the impacts of port congestion and examine possible solutions going forward.
The second quarter financial results of ocean carriers NYK, MOL and "K" Line reflected a weak Asia-Europe market and strong supply pressure.
The U.S. Senate also passed a long-term highway bill that will be debated by the House after the summer break.
The European Commission will now conduct an in-depth analysis under the EU's merger regulations before coming to a decision on FedEx's $4.8 billion offer to buy TNT.