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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The South Atlantic port handled 330,846 TEUs in August, up 5 percent from August 2015 and port officials anticipate more container business in the coming years due to GPA’s “Mid-American Arc” initiative.
Montreal, Canada-based Class I railway Canadian National saw net income for the third quarter of 2016 fall 2.9 percent to C$972 million (U.S. $727.6 million) on revenues that slid 6 percent to C$3.01 billion compared with the same 2015 period.
Guido De Ciccio, senior vice president, Operations Western Region at Canadian Pacific, is retiring after 40 years with the Calgary-based Class I railroad, CP said in a statement.