The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index increased 11.3 percent from last week to a reading of 884.95, thanks to sharp increases from Shanghai to Northwest Europe and the Mediterranean.
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.
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The valuation provider VesselsValue said that during the past year, the value of a 2016-built Panamax containership with 4,250 TEUs of capacity tumbled 49.57 percent, while the value of a 2016-built ship with 7,000 TEUs of capacity fell 32.27 percent.
The Federal Maritime Commission said Friday it concluded its review of the proposed OCEAN Alliance, allowing the new ocean carrier alliance to take effect Monday, although it is not expected to commence operations until around April 2017.
Thomson Reuters global trade management business, ONESOURCE Global Trade, conducted its second annual Global Trade Survey, shedding light on trends and challenges faced by trade experts and multinationals alike.