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Officials in the Chinese city are curbing the movement of petroleum and other chemicals through the port while the investigation into last week's massive warehouse explosion continues.
An informal poll of private carriers by Stifel's transportation group found that carriers have been able to push through contract price increases in the 4 to 8 percent range despite lower than expected demand.
Earnings grow despite decrease in revenue as company benefits from lower fuel prices.
The U.S. Maritime Administration is trying to find maritime applications for zero emission hydrogen fuel cells, which have the potential to provide cleaner air and reduce costs for shippers.
The group reported a 66.7 percent increase in net profits to $156 million on revenues of $4.2 billion for the second quarter.
A deal for GE Capital Rail Services, which has assets valued at over $4 billion, could come by Labor Day, according to initial reports from Bloomberg Business.