The anti-globalization and anti-trade rhetoric of the U.S. presidential election has become a primary economic threat to emerging countries, according to Bloomberg's Mohamed A. El-Erian .
United States GDP grew slightly more than initially expected in the first quarter of 2016, and durable goods orders ticked up in April, according to the most recent data from the Department of Commerce.
Meanwhile, the struggling South Korean ocean carrier said in a statement Sunday it expects to reach an agreement with ship owners regarding charter rate renegotiations “soon.”
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Ocean carriers are coming around to the idea that being part of an alliance could save them money and help them offer shippers a greater variety of routes, something airlines have long known, according to Bloomberg Gadlfy columnist Chris Bryant.
Matt Cox, chief executive officer of the Jones Act ocean carrier, says he would not be surprised if industry losses in 2016 exceed $10 billion, but Matson, which operates primarily between the U.S. mainland, Hawaii and Alaska, has limited exposure.
Ocean carriers CMA CGM, COSCO, Evergreen Line and OOCL revealed they will form a new alliance next April.