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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The National Retail Federation, along with a coalition of 120 retail, manufacturing and agriculture groups, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker asking her to continue to work towards a swift resolution for shippers.
The association has called on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to promulgate rules that require importers of low value goods to bear the same data requirements as shippers of goods over the de minimis level.
However, the Bellevue, Wash.-based third-party logistics and multi-modal transportation services company’s revenues for the fiscal year, which ended June 30, rose 55.7 percent year-over-year to $782.5 million.