United States gross domestic product increased 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the “second” estimate from the Department of Commerce, down from a 3.5 percent growth rate in the third quarter.
The containership owner and charterer recorded a loss of $139 million on revenues of $877.9 million for the full year of 2016.
The deal is increasing Direct ChassisLink’s fleet of owned, leased and managed chassis to approximately 133,000.
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Ocean carriers Maersk Line of Denmark, CMA CGM of France and Hapag-Lloyd of Germany issued freight rate increases.
Drewry’s investment research arm said it believes CMA CGM of France is best positioned among the major carriers to be a perfect suitor for Orient Overseas (International) Limited, the parent company of Hong Kong-Based OOCL.
Japan's three largest ocean carriers said Monday in Tokyo they will merge their container operations in mid-2017 to form what would be the sixth largest line, continuing a recent trend of industry consolidation.