FedEx Corp. completed its $4.9 billion acquisition of TNT Express and will start integrating the European company into its network immediately.
The French ocean carrier received confirmation today for its estimated $2.4 billion acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines and its APL container shipping subsidiary by the Anti-monopoly Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
The seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index equaled 134.8 for the month, down another 2.1 percent from March and 2 percent compared with April 2015, according to the American Trucking Associations.
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The Agriculture Transportation Coalition, an agricultural export group and vocal critic of the container weight regulation implementation process, said the verified gross mass submission guidelines issued by ocean carriers will impede export supply chains.
Federal Maritime Commissioner William P. Doyle praised the statement from ocean carrier group OCEMA, but noted officials "still need to address an important liability issue for the shippers" in order to implement new verified gross mass requirements.
The Port of Charleston was moving some containers off terminals in assembly-line fashion well before the "free flow" process became an accepted industry strategy for reducing truck delays.