U.S. gross domestic product increased 2.9 percent in the third quarter of 2016, according to the “advance” estimate from the Department of Commerce, following a revised increase of 1.4 percent in the second quarter.
In addition to the six 13,010-TEU Hanjin Shipping vessels to be chartered to Maersk Line, a group led by HSH Nordbank could also acquire another three ships and lease them out to Maersk’s 2M Alliance partner MSC, according to multiple media reports.
The truckload transportation and logistics services provider reported a net income of $23.4 million on $280.5 million in revenues in the third quarter of 2016, year-over-year decreases of 22.9 percent and 6.5 percent, respectively.
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The International Transport Workers’ Federation criticized the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) saying it was told by CBP that it had concerns crew could try and jump ship due to the Hanjin situation.
DHL Supply Chain has purchased a 100 percent stake in Carugate, Italy-based MIT Safetrans, which specializes in high value logistics services in the technology, pharmaceutical, banking and vending sectors, for an undisclosed price.
DHL’s eCommerce Singapore division has introduced a “hybrid” shipping product called Parcel International Direct Australia aimed specifically at online retailers in Singapore looking to expand their business in Australia.