The public-private partnership is aimed at increasing the height of the Howard St. Tunnel so two containers can be loaded onto intermodal cars, making it more efficient for traffic moving to and from the Port of Baltimore.
Trucking and intermodal carrier Swift Transportation grew net income 4.7 percent year-over-year to $38 million in third quarter 2016 on revenues that slipped 4.9 percent to $1.01 billion compared with the same 2015 period.
RoadOne IntermodaLogistics said it has acquired Milford, Conn.-based C & V Transportation in an effort to expand its operations in southern New England and the Port of New York and New Jersey.
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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.
The world’s two largest container shipping carriers, Maersk Line and MSC, are beefing up their presence on the transpacific trade in the wake of Hanjin Shipping filing for receivership in Korea last week.
Carriers may seek to "turn the table" on shippers who drove hard bargains, but an upturn in rates may be short-lived.