The German ocean carrier’s shareholders of Friday approved all items on the agenda for the annual meeting, most notably including the approval of new authorized share capital, which will be used toward the merger with UASC.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said the nation's agricultural trade surplus is also expected to increase to $19.5 billion for fiscal year 2017, up 40 percent from $13.9 billion for fiscal year 2016.
With 13 of the top 20 container lines reporting combined losses of $2.5 billion in the first half alone, industry losses will likely range from $8 billion to $10 billion for the full year, according to Lars Jensen, CEO of SeaIntelligence Consulting.
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The private equity firm, which is known for investing in logistics technology, has invested $255 million in BlueGrace Logistics, whose business is largely built around less-than-truckload brokerage and enterprise supply chain management services.
The Winston-Salem, N.C.-based BB&T Bank, which is facing profit pressure in account-based stock brokerage, will no longer provide equity research for freight transportation.
Non-asset based logistics company KFS, Inc., which has been in business for over twenty-five years, has been acquired by Business Intelligence Group.