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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Ocean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine joining the 2M Alliance - comprised of Maersk Line and MSC - has fueled speculation about Maersk’s ultimate motives, but the short term impact is a larger share on the transpacific trade, especially from Korea.
The intermodal center, which is scheduled to commence operations in the late summer of 2018, will enable shippers from surrounding states to more easily reach the Port of Savannah by rail instead of truck, the Georgia Ports Authority said.
Federal Maritime Commissioner Richard A. Lidinsky Jr. said that ports in the United States must continue to expand and improve to handle rising container volumes in order to stay competitive with neighboring foreign ports.