The international oil shipping services provider, which paid Bretta Tanker Holdings $15.1 million in the second quarter of 2016, saw profits for the first half of 2016 slip 11.3 percent year-over-year to $153.7 million.
The Port of New York and New Jersey, which experienced the second busiest June ever for box volumes, was called by a 10,077-TEU containership at the GCT Bayonne Terminal.
The U.S. gross domestic product increased 1.2 percent in the second quarter of 2016, according to the “advance” estimate from the Department of Commerce, following a revised increase of just 0.8 percent in the first quarter.
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The Port of Ningbo has partnered with CargoSmart to simplify transmission of container weight data to carriers.
The Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association said that a key benefit of the terminal weighing approach is that shippers will not be required to perform any additional actions in order to provide the verified gross mass of containers.
The terminal operator said all of its gate operations are running normally, with vessel schedule integrity remaining unaffected by the new verified gross mass rule, which took effect last Friday.