The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index increased 11.3 percent from last week to a reading of 884.95, thanks to sharp increases from Shanghai to Northwest Europe and the Mediterranean.
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 first quarter.
The technology startup Otto and Budweiser have completed the world’s first shipment by a self-driving truck.
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Thousands of chassis in and around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have containers mounted on them that are either owned or leased by the now insolvent ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping.
Sources said the South Korean liner carrier will lay off about 180 members of its 500 person workforce in the United States on Friday.
Ron Widdows, the former chief executive officer of both Neptune Orient Lines and Rickmers Holding, told American Shipper he thought Hanjin Shipping handled its financial collapse “pretty badly.”