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 United States exported 794,537 net tons of steel in April, a 2.5 percent increase from March, but a year-over-year drop of nearly 6 percent.
The freight transportation analyst said its Shippers Conditions Index is at its highest sustained level since 2011, but conditions for shippers should reverse in 2017, as fuel prices increase and regulatory drag tightens capacity.
Chainalytics Vice President of Transportation Kevin Zweier explained that collaborative transportation is a useful strategy, provided shippers put in the homework before and after bid events.