The international oil shipping services provider, which paid Bretta Tanker Holdings $15.1 million in the second quarter of 2016, saw profits for the first half of 2016 slip 11.3 percent year-over-year to $153.7 million.
The Port of New York and New Jersey, which experienced the second busiest June ever for box volumes, was called by a 10,077-TEU containership at the GCT Bayonne Terminal.
The U.S. gross domestic product increased 1.2 percent in the second quarter of 2016, according to the “advance” estimate from the Department of Commerce, following a revised increase of just 0.8 percent in the first quarter.
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The rating agency acted negatively to the idea that the A.P. Moller - Maersk conglomerate could potentially choose to divide into separate companies, noting the split could hurt the group's business diversification.
The United Kingdom will now have to sign new trade treaties with everyone, without the bargaining power of the European Union, which will lead to higher duties, and therefore, increased costs for shippers, Xeneta CEO Patrik Berglund said.
Both carriers have refuted analyst reports that industry leader Maersk Line intends not just to bring Hyundai Merchant Marine into the 2M Alliance it shares with MSC, but to merge with or buy the struggling South Korean line.