U.S. gross domestic product increased 1.1 percent in the second quarter of 2016, according to the “second” estimate from the Department of Commerce, following a revised increase of just 0.8 percent in the first quarter.
In addition to a 7 percent increase in container cargo, the severe congestion seen last year at ports along the U.S. West Coast caused an increase in diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and greenhouse gasses at the Port of Long Beach in 2015.
The containership lessor sold 3.2 million Series G shares at $25 per share ($80 million) in an offering that closed Friday, and 9 million Series H shares earlier this month at the same price ($225 million total).
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Officials at the Port of Virginia said they can expand barge service to help liner carriers streamline port networks, but the Port of Baltimore said it has advantages that appeal to carriers and shippers.
The 8,530-TEU CSCL container vessel Xin Fei Zhou scraped its side against the wall of one of the recently inaugurated locks of the important Central American waterway, according to a report from the Associated Press.
The voyage data recorder from the El Faro, the cargo ship that sank during Hurricane Joaquin on Oct. 1, 2015, has officially been retrieved.