The Rome, Ga.-based freight broker’s purchase of Apex Freight Services will allow Scott Logistics to expand its market presence and contribute $20 million in additional annual revenues, according to a statement from the company.
Although activity increased from the first quarter, total deal volume and value in the transportation and logistics sector were still down 18 percent and 22 percent year-over-year, respectively, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Echo posts strong second quarter Chicago-based Echo Global Logistics reported strong year-over-year increases in net income, revenues and truckload volumes during the second quarter of 2016.
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The rating agency acted negatively to the idea that the A.P. Moller - Maersk conglomerate could potentially choose to divide into separate companies, noting the split could hurt the group's business diversification.
The United Kingdom will now have to sign new trade treaties with everyone, without the bargaining power of the European Union, which will lead to higher duties, and therefore, increased costs for shippers, Xeneta CEO Patrik Berglund said.
Both carriers have refuted analyst reports that industry leader Maersk Line intends not just to bring Hyundai Merchant Marine into the 2M Alliance it shares with MSC, but to merge with or buy the struggling South Korean line.