Amsterdam Airport Schiphol reported a cargo throughput of 1.66 million metric tons for the full year in 2016, a 2.5 percent increase compared with 2015 and a record for the airport.
Gene Seroka, executive director at the Port of Los Angeles, said 2016 was an “epic” year, and in 2017, the port will focus on improvements in process management, information technology and land use.
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The container freight market is strengthening as carriers begin some 2017 negotiations, and Drewry said some shippers could see contract rates rise 20-40 percent in worst case scenarios.
President-elect Donald Trump warned German automakers of a 35 percent tariff on imports from Mexico if they continue producing cars there instead of building them in the United States.
On the Shanghai to Northwest Europe trade, rates increased 8 percent since two weeks ago, from $699 per TEU to $755 per TEU, while on the Shanghai to Mediterranean trade, rates slipped 3.1 percent, from $583 per TEU to $565 per TEU.