U.S. gross domestic product increased 2.9 percent in the third quarter of 2016, according to the “advance” estimate from the Department of Commerce, following a revised increase of 1.4 percent in the second quarter.
In addition to the six 13,010-TEU Hanjin Shipping vessels to be chartered to Maersk Line, a group led by HSH Nordbank could also acquire another three ships and lease them out to Maersk’s 2M Alliance partner MSC, according to multiple media reports.
The truckload transportation and logistics services provider reported a net income of $23.4 million on $280.5 million in revenues in the third quarter of 2016, year-over-year decreases of 22.9 percent and 6.5 percent, respectively.
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Watco Supply Chain Services has introduced a new international division that will operate as a registered non-vessel operating common carrier and an indirect air carrier, the company said in a statement.
October is projected to be the second-busiest month this year for import volumes at the nation's major container ports, according to the latest monthly Global Port Tracker report from the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
DHL Supply Chain has purchased a 100 percent stake in Carugate, Italy-based MIT Safetrans, which specializes in high value logistics services in the technology, pharmaceutical, banking and vending sectors, for an undisclosed price.