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 second quarter.
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.
The truckload transportation and logistics services provider reported a net income of $23.4 million on $280.5 million in revenues in the third quarter of 2016, year-over-year decreases of 22.9 percent and 6.5 percent, respectively.
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Peak season capacity took a major hit in third quarter 2016 as carriers scrambled to replace services interrupted by Hanjin Shipping’s Aug. 31 bankruptcy announcement.
Following the recent collapse of Hanjin Shipping, “there will be a wave of consolidation” in the industry and CMA CGM could participate even after its recent purchase of APL parent Neptune Orient Lines, according to vice chairman Rodolphe Saadé.
Assets related to the South Korean shipping company’s services to the United States will be put up for sale as soon as tomorrow, multiple press reports said Thursday.