Citing the ongoing economic slowdown in China and waning U.S. imports, the World Trade Organization on Tuesday slashed its 2016 global trade forecast to 1.7 percent from a previous projection of 2.7 percent growth this year.
For the port’s 2016 fiscal year, the Paul W. Conley Container Terminal handled 247,329 TEUs, a 12 percent increase from the 2015 fiscal year.
Under an expanded capacity sharing agreement, Finnair Cargo and IAG Cargo will launch three additional A350 flights per week between their respective hubs at Helsinki Airport in Finland and London Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom.
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Datamyne provided American Shipper with statistics illustrating how some non-vessel-operating common carriers pulled U.S. import volume from Hanjin ships prior to August, while others ramped up their use of the financially stricken carrier.
The President of South Korea, Park Geun-hye, said corporate responsibility and moral hazards are creating adverse effects on its national economy and the government will not blindly support companies in financial trouble.
Ed Greenberg, counsel for the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, said the association, along with other groups, will submit a petition to the FMC on behalf of its members that feel they have been incorrectly assessed demurrage.