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 second quarter.
In addition to the six 13,010-TEU Hanjin Shipping vessels to be chartered to Maersk Line, a group led by HSH Nordbank could also acquire another three ships and lease them out to Maersk’s 2M Alliance partner MSC, according to multiple media reports.
The truckload transportation and logistics services provider reported a net income of $23.4 million on $280.5 million in revenues in the third quarter of 2016, year-over-year decreases of 22.9 percent and 6.5 percent, respectively.
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Peak season capacity took a major hit in third quarter 2016 as carriers scrambled to replace services interrupted by Hanjin Shipping’s Aug. 31 bankruptcy announcement.
Meanwhile, The Federal Maritime Commission told American Shipper Tuesday that despite Hanjin no longer accepting bookings in the U.S., the commission hasn’t received any amendments to the CKYHE Alliance agreement since it was originally filed in 2014.
The Danish conglomerate said one division will focus on transport and logistics, while the other division will focus on energy.