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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South Korean shipping conglomerate Hyundai Merchant Marine may be looking to sell its subsidiary securities firm, tourism unit, port container terminals, or bulk carriers, according to various media reports.
Executive Director Chris Lytle says the Port of Oakland is "deeply disappointed" with the action today by the joint terminal venture between Ports America and TIL, which says the reorganization is part of its "operational wind down" at the port.
"K" Line appoints executive and managing executive officers, while ContainerPort Group names safety and compliance VP.