The Danish container carrier ordered 14,800 new refrigerated cargo containers, lowering the average age of its reefer equipment fleet to 7.9 years old, well below the industry average, the company said in a statement.
U.S. gross domestic product increased 1.4 percent in the second quarter of 2016, according to the “third” estimate from the Department of Commerce, following a revised increase of just 0.8 percent in the first quarter.
The Ottawa-based Chamber of Marine Commerce will take over the operations of the Canadian Shipowners Association.
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The South Carolina Ports Authority said it plans to break ground on the new intermodal facility in Dillon during the first quarter of 2017.
The San Francisco-based freight forwarder, which has now raised a total of $94 million to fund global expansion, said it is constructing a new operating system for global trade that will unite the world in a seamless web of commerce.
Citing the ongoing economic slowdown in China and waning U.S. imports, the World Trade Organization on Tuesday slashed its 2016 global trade forecast to 1.7 percent from a previous projection of 2.7 percent growth this year.