Freight broker and third-party provider Echo Global Logistics reported a net loss of $2.9 million in first quarter 2017, compared with a $0.3 million gain in the same 2016 period, even as revenues grew 3 percent year-over-year to $415.8 million.
Total cross-border trade between the United States, Mexico and Canada grew 2.9 percent in February 2017, the fourth straight month of year-over-year increases, according to the Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
The Phoenix, Ariz.-based truckload carrier and logistics provider, which recently announced a $6 billion merger with competitor Swift Transportation, saw first quarter net income fall 35.4 percent to $14.9 million compared with the same 2016 period.
Registration takes less than 1 minute.
The Danish shipping giant has confirmed it is selling its Brazilian cabotage subsidiary Mercosul Line in a preemptive move aimed at satisfying any potential competition concerns from Brazil’s Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Economica (CADE).
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao said the Trump administration’s planned $1 trillion infrastructure initiative would include “energy, water and potentially broadband and veterans hospitals as well,” according to a report from Reuters.
House members question whether the Shipping Act should be revised, and also said there is a need to protect domestic tugboat and terminal companies.