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XPO Logistics, which announced Friday it had finalized its $3 billion acquisition of trucking and logistics provider Con-way Inc., will cut more than 10 percent of current Con-way staff at its Ann Arbor, Mich. headquarters and Portland, Ore. IT center.
Neptune Orient Lines, parent of liner company APL, has confirmed it has entered into talks with CMA CGM and Maersk about a potential sale, while COSCO and China Shipping told FMC Commisioner William Doyle they are in the "beginning stages of a merger."
Throughput results so far this year at the San Pedro Bay ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach appear to be diverging, possibly due to an ongoing restructuring of carrier service schedules.
The U.S. Gulf port also expects to benefit from continuing population migration to Texas and the expansion of Panama Canal, which is scheduled to be completed in April 2016.
Meanwhile, a Federal Aviation Administration task force released its recommendations regarding a registration program for unmanned aircraft systems that will affect the use of drones in both commercial and recreational settings.
Box volumes at the largest U.S. East Coast port were up 11 percent year-over-year in October, driven primarily by a 9.8 percent spike in loaded import containers.