“We never know what’s going to show up,” said the president of Missionary Expediters.
A debt write-off agreement helped Diana Containerships' second-quarter earnings.
The Manila-listed mid-sized terminal operator was one of two companies competing to win the concession.
The flagship United Arab Emirates terminals boosted first half traffic by 4.3 percent to 7.7 million TEU.
The new process follows the cancellation of a previous tender that had only one pre-qualified bidder.
US shippers are increasingly setting up warehouses and distribution centers in the Lehigh Valley, from which they are a 60- to 80-mile dray from the Port of New York and New Jersey.
The market remains very active despite the summer vacation period in the northern hemisphere.
US soybean exporters are bullish this year.
The authority said the Netherlands is the only country whose ports have been ordered by the European Union to pay corporation tax.
Negotiations between JNPT officials and other stakeholders are said to be in progress to resolve the impasse.