The transportation management company posted a net income of $20.7 million on revenues of $856 million for the second quarter of 2016.
United States gross domestic product increased 1.2 percent in second quarter 2016, according to the “advance” estimate from the Department of Commerce, following a revised increase of just 0.8 percent in the first quarter.
Rates from Shanghai to Northwest Europe, which hold a 20 percent weight on the overall index, skyrocketed 57.8 percent since last week, from $713 per TEU to $1,125 per TEU.
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Claudio Bozzo, chief operating officer of liner carrier Mediterranean Shipping Company, joins the World Shipping Council board.
An American Shipper poll of shippers and forwarders revealed that nearly 90 percent believe at least some cargo will be delayed by the verified gross mass rule that went into effect globally today.
After a weak first quarter in 2016, east-west capacity rebounded slightly in advance of the traditional summer peak season, but overcapacity, decreased volumes and low rates continued to drive carriers into the ever-changing alliance game.