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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Hong Kong handled 1.61 million TEUs of containerized cargo for the month and 9.16 million TEUs in the first six months of 2016, year-over-year declines of 8.6 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively, according to recent data from the port.
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.
The 10,000-TEU MOL Benefactor, currently serving on the G6 Alliance’s Asia-U.S. East Coast NYX loop, will be the first container vessel to call a USEC port after transiting the newly opened Panama Canal expansion.