United States gross domestic product increased 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the “second” estimate from the Department of Commerce, down from a 3.5 percent growth rate in the third quarter.
The containership owner and charterer recorded a loss of $139 million on revenues of $877.9 million for the full year of 2016.
The deal is increasing Direct ChassisLink’s fleet of owned, leased and managed chassis to approximately 133,000.
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Shares in Orient Overseas International Ltd., the parent company of ocean carrier Orient Overseas Container Line, have jumped more than 25 percent since the end of 2016, reaching a 52-week high on Wednesday.
The agreement, which will infuse $26 billion into the state-run ocean shipping conglomerate over the next five years, will serve China's "One Belt, One Road" strategy, according to a statement from China COSCO Shipping.
Walter Kemmsies, managing director, economist and chief strategist for JLL Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure, discussed how interest rates are on the rise and the effects this could have on the supply chain.