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.
United States gross domestic product increased just 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017, down from from a 2.1 percent growth rate the previous quarter and the slowest in three years, according to the “advance” estimate from the Department of Commerce.
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Hamburg shipowner Claus-Peter Offen will take over 100 percent of the Conti Group's shares as well as most of its shares in in technical ship manager Bremer Bereederungsgesellschaft.
Technology providers argue the pros and cons of a public pricing model for forwarders.
Ocean carriers entering the market in 2010 and 2011 had a tough time, but SM Line said it believes it is timing its entrance into the transpacific market well, noting how freight rates are improving.