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 first quarter.
The technology startup Otto and Budweiser have completed the world’s first shipment by a self-driving truck.
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.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection auditors are becoming less lenient regarding trade law violations and are widening their enforcement net, partly due to pressure from Congress, which has repeatedly expressed concern about protecting domestic industry.
A spokesperson from Hanjin told American Shipper Monday that 28 of the ships it operates have completed cargo unloading.
Patrik Berglund, chief executive officer of Oslo-based ocean freight rate intelligence platform Xeneta, said Hanjin Shipping’s insolvency has “turned the market on its head,” but the real question is “how long will this last?”