Under the renewed long-term agreement, XPO Logistics will continue to manage nine reverse logistics service centers for Leeds-based ASDA Stores, Ltd., as well as collaborate on environmental sustainability efforts.
The Sydney, Australia-based third-party logistics provider will build two new purpose-built ships with 40 percent more capacity to support trade between Victoria and Tasmania, the company said in a statement.
The Greek port saw profits for the first half of 2016 jump 5.6 percent year-over-year to 12.7 million euros, despite headwinds from a 28-day strike carried out by staff between May and June.
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A bankruptcy court in Newark, N.J. will hear requests for modifications as Hanjin Shipping’s biggest shareholder, Korean Air Lines, has postponed a decision to provide cash to the carrier.
Electronics manufacturer Samsung said in court filings that "cargo owners are being held hostage," while Maher Terminals said it "is not required to extend free credit to Hanjin, and should not be forced to."
Third-party logistics providers like Expeditors International of Washington have traditionally benefitted from disruptions in direct shipper/carrier relationships, according to a recent client note from William Blair Equity Research.