The seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index equaled 134.3 for the month, down 2.1 percent from June but up 0.3 percent compared with July 2015, following a 1.6 percent decrease the previous month, according to the American Trucking Associations.
Airfreight markets in the first six months of 2016 were “substantially weaker” than passenger markets, posting marginal 0.5 percent year-over-year growth, according to data from Airports Council International.
Container volumes in the transpacific trade between Asia and West Coast North America jumped 5.5 percent year-over-year in the first six months of 2016, while Asia-Europe volumes ticked up 1.1 percent, according to the London-based maritime consultant.
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APM Terminals has agreed to a $43.2 million “reparation” payment to avoid losing its concession at Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala despite the fact that alleged offences occurred before the company took over the terminal earlier this year.
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.
Chainalytics Vice President of Transportation Kevin Zweier explained that collaborative transportation is a useful strategy, provided shippers put in the homework before and after bid events.