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.
The Dubai-based port terminal operator signed a 30-year lease with Port Saint John on the East Coast of Canada to operate its West Side Container Terminal, DP World and port officials said in a joint statement Thursday.
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The United States exported 794,537 net tons of steel in April, a 2.5 percent increase from March, but a year-over-year drop of nearly 6 percent.
The freight transportation analyst said its Shippers Conditions Index is at its highest sustained level since 2011, but conditions for shippers should reverse in 2017, as fuel prices increase and regulatory drag tightens capacity.
Gerry Wang, chief executive officer of Seaspan, expressed how he believes the industry will gradually improve if scrapping remains high and new ship orders remain low.