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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Benoit de la Tour, president of terminal operating systems provider Navis, which is extending its reach beyond the terminal, stressed the need to simplify supply chain complexity, noting how the industry is behind in digitalization.
Sinotrans & CSC, parent company of the largest freight forwarder in China, has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of transportation, finance and real estate conglomerate China Merchants Group.
The global logistics startup Haven was previously known as an ocean freight marketplace, but used that platform as data discovery to build a collaborative workflow system.