United States gross domestic product increased just 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017, down from from a 2.1 percent growth rate the previous quarter and the slowest in three years, according to the “advance” estimate from the Department of Commerce.
The Hong Kong-based ocean carrier's container volumes increased 7 percent year-over-year, while revenues rose 6.4 percent from the corresponding 2016 period.
The Japanese postal, banking and insurance conglomerate now expects to post a net loss of 40 billion yen (U.S. $362.4 million) for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, after taking a 400.3 billion yen writedown on Australian logistics arm Toll Holdings.
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The Bonn, Germany-based parcel carrier and logistics provider saw consolidated net profits soar 71.4 percent to 2.64 billion euros for the year, even as revenues slipped 3.2 percent to 57.33 billion euros.
DHL Global Forwarding launched a weekly less-than-container load service that offers 9-day port-to-port transits from New York to Cartagena, Colombia.
BlueWater Reporting has provided an update on what information is available in regards to the new ocean carrier alliance networks scheduled to take effect in April.