The U.S. gross domestic product increased 1.2 percent in the 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.
The American Association of Port Authorities is concerned that local agencies with no nexus to ports are taking advantage of a federal program designed to help ports pay for security needs.
The Atlanta, Ga.-based parcel giant posted a net income of $1.27 billion for the second quarter of 2016 on revenues of $14.63 billion, year-over-year increases of 3.2 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively.
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has agreed to plead guilty and pay a $98.9 million criminal fine for its involvement in a conspiracy to fix prices on international ocean shipments of roll-on/roll-off cargo.
The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index rose 5.6 percent since last Friday, fueled by the strong increases from Shanghai to Northwest Europe and the Mediterranean.
USAT Logistics announces half a dozen management hires and promotions, while the Northwest Seaports Alliance names operations service center and port operations heads.