United States gross domestic product increased 1.9 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the “second” estimate from the Department of Commerce, down from a 3.5 percent growth rate in the third quarter.
The containership owner and charterer recorded a loss of $139 million on revenues of $877.9 million for the full year of 2016.
The deal is increasing Direct ChassisLink’s fleet of owned, leased and managed chassis to approximately 133,000.
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Capacity in the major east-west trades leveled out during fourth quarter 2016 as merger and acquisition announcements continued to filter into an already unstable market, according to the latest quarterly World Liner Supply Report from BlueWater Reporting.
The ports of Philadelphia and Wilmington are planning infrastructure improvements as a project to deepen the river nears completion.
What has been accepted as standard practice for decades - large shippers cementing big volume annual contracts with carriers and smaller shippers, forwarders and NVOs picking up the scraps on the spot market - is now being heavily scrutinized.