Citing the ongoing economic slowdown in China and waning U.S. imports, the World Trade Organization on Tuesday slashed its 2016 global trade forecast to 1.7 percent from a previous projection of 2.7 percent growth this year.
For the port’s 2016 fiscal year, the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal handled 247,329 TEUs, a 12 percent increase from the 2015 fiscal year.
Under an expanded capacity sharing agreement, Finnair Cargo and IAG Cargo will launch three additional A350 flights per week between their respective hubs at Helsinki Airport in Finland and London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom.
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Members of California’s congressional delegation asked the federal government to get involved in the Hanjin insolvency, and Rep. Loretta Sanchez said Hanjin’s stranded ships may have goods needed to keep U.S. assembly lines running.
The ocean carrier alliance will skip the Oct. 11 voyage on its North Pacific 3 (NP3) service between Asia and the Pacific Northwest in response to “expected low demand in October,” member OOCL said in a statement.
The German ocean carrier said the 20 percent year-over-year drop in revenues to $2.1 billion for the quarter reflected subdued economic growth in many parts of the world, tough competition in the liner shipping industry and falling freight rates.