The transportation management company posted a net income of $20.7 million on revenues of $856 million for the second quarter of 2016.
United States gross domestic product increased 1.2 percent in second quarter 2016, according to the “advance” estimate from the Department of Commerce, following a revised increase of just 0.8 percent in the first quarter.
Rates from Shanghai to Northwest Europe, which hold a 20 percent weight on the overall index, skyrocketed 57.8 percent since last week, from $713 per TEU to $1,125 per TEU.
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Shipment volumes and expenditures both increased compared with the previous month after three months of lackluster performance, but still remained well below 2015 levels, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.
Hong Kong handled 1.61 million TEUs of containerized cargo for the month and 9.16 million TEUs in the first six months of 2016, year-over-year declines of 8.6 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively, according to recent data from the port.
The International Monetary Fund is forecasting the global economy to increase at a 3.1 percent pace in 2016 and 3.4 percent in 2017, both down 0.1 percentage points from previous projections, following the UK’s surprise vote last month to leave the EU.