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 South Korean ocean carrier filed for recognition of its Korean insolvency proceeding in the United States Friday in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey and the court ordered a hearing on the request for Tuesday.
Sources said the South Korean liner carrier will lay off about 180 members of its 500 person workforce in the United States on Friday.
Ocean carrier CMA CGM of France, Germany’s Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Sud, and MOL of Japan issued general rate increases on various trades.