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.
The American Association of Port Authorities is concerned that local agencies with no nexus to ports are taking advantage of a federal program designed to help ports pay for security needs.
The Atlanta, Ga.-based parcel giant posted a net income of $1.27 billion for the second quarter of 2016 on revenues of $14.63 billion, year-over-year increases of 3.2 percent and 3.8 percent, respectively.
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The Chicago-based freight broker told American Shipper it targets deeper relationships with fewer brokers, eschewing transactional business for better relationships with retailers and carriers.
Ocean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine, which has been struggling to turn a profit in recent years, signed a memorandum of understanding with 2M Alliance members Maersk Line and MSC to join their major east-west vessel sharing agreement.
The U.S. Gulf Coast port handled 1.09 million TEUs during the first half of 2016, a 4 percent decline from the corresponding period in 2015.