The voyage data recorder from the U.S.-flag cargo ship that sank Oct. 1, 2015 near the Bahamas was in good condition and revealed bridge audio, weather data and navigational data.
Members of the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission voted in favor of requesting additional information from the four shipping companies planning to create the Ocean Alliance.
The South Korean ocean carrier submitted a financial improvement plan to the state-run Korea Development Bank Thursday, but did not reveal details on the plan.
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The port terminal operator division of China COSCO Shipping Corp. posted net profits attributable to equity shareholders of the company of $171.9 million on revenues of $275 million, year-over-year declines of 8.1 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively.
The International Monetary Fund is forecasting the global economy to increase at a 3.1 percent pace in 2016 and 3.4 percent in 2017, both down 0.1 percentage points from previous projections, following the UK’s surprise vote last month to leave the EU.
The total value of cross-border freight between the United States and North American trading partners Canada and Mexico slipped another 3.1 percent year-over-year in May 2016, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.