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.
Container ships' average time in port for the month of July rose more than three hours in just the last week.
The world's biggest container trade will grow even further in 2017.
PIL has declined to speculate on the attractiveness of the mid-sized carrier as a takeover target.
The majority of ships deployed on Asia-Europe by the end of 2018 will be greater than 18,000 TEU, which will have implications for rate levels and ports.
Petrochemical investment in the US Gulf is a rare bright spot in a generally weak global breakbulk market.