The seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index equaled 134.3 for the month, down 2.1 percent from June but up 0.3 percent compared with July 2015, following a 1.6 percent decrease the previous month, according to the American Trucking Associations.
Airfreight markets in the first six months of 2016 were “substantially weaker” than passenger markets, posting marginal 0.5 percent year-over-year growth, according to data from Airports Council International.
Container volumes in the transpacific trade between Asia and West Coast North America jumped 5.5 percent year-over-year in the first six months of 2016, while Asia-Europe volumes ticked up 1.1 percent, according to the London-based maritime consultant.
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Ten empty containers fell overboard the 14,000-TEU MSC Alexandra after its collision with a tanker in the Singapore Straight Wednesday at around 23:55 local time.
Chinese authorities have said that containers from certain countries shall be subject to effective anti-mosquito treatment in order to prevent the virus from spreading, which has left many shippers concerned.
The German forwarder discussed at a press conference in Chicago Wednesday its $137 million investment plan in the U.S. domestic and cross-border e-commerce market, along with its vast expansion in the “Windy City.”