The Atlanta-based parcel giant reported increased revenues in all of its business segments, and surpassed analyst expectations with an earnings per share of $1.32 for the quarter.
The port terminal operator arm of China COSCO Shipping saw earnings sink 65.6 percent to $37.6 million in first quarter 2017 despite a 7.5 percent increase in container throughput compared with the same 2016 period.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said that even though freight rates fell seasonally in the first quarter of 2017, they are better than they were in 2016.
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Saddle Creek Logistics Services adds senior director of business development, while Port of Price Rupert vice-president of commercial and regulatory affairs and general counsel steps down.
A Hapag-Lloyd spokesperson told American Shipper space is tight on the Europe to Asia trade right now from an uptick in volumes, which is abnormal for this time of year.
The container terminal operator posted a net profit of 75.9 million euros on revenues of 639.4 million euros, year-over-year increases of 3.3 percent and 8.1 percent, respectively.