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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Major container ports in the United States handled 1.63 million TEUs in July, up 3.2 percent from June and 0.7 percent from July 2015, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
The U.S. government in 2015 issued an estimated $804 million in duty drawbacks, less than 10 percent of the amount available to shippers, but upcoming regulatory changes should attract more shippers to the longtime duty refund program.
The U.S. steel export trade remained week in July since the majority of steel the nation exports is destined for Canada and Mexico, which have both been dealing with economic challenges.