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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REZ-1, Inc., a provider of asset management, equipment reservation, billing and reload services to the domestic intermodal industry, has agreed to purchase cloud-based logistics and transportation management solutions provider International Asset Systems.
Federal Maritime Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky Jr. said that ports in the United States must continue to expand and improve to handle rising container volumes in order to stay competitive with neighboring foreign ports.
The intermodal center, which is scheduled to commence operations in the late summer of 2018, will enable shippers from surrounding states to more easily reach the Port of Savannah by rail instead of truck, the Georgia Ports Authority said.