The third-party logistics provider’s earnings per share for Q3 2016 fell short of analyst expectations, largely due to net revenue margin pressure as contractual sell rates fell faster than spot buy rates, William Blair Equity Research said.
The port terminal operator arm of the recently merged China COSCO Shipping saw net profits from continuing operations tumble 37.3 percent to $43.9 million in third quarter 2016 despite a 3.3 percent increase in revenues compared with the previous year.
The National Retail Federation, the California Trucking Association Intermodal Conference and the Harbor Trucking Association have proposed a “joint powers authority” to oversee funding of night and weekend terminal operations.
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DHL Supply Chain has purchased a 100 percent stake in Carugate, Italy-based MIT Safetrans, which specializes in high value logistics services in the technology, pharmaceutical, banking and vending sectors, for an undisclosed price.
DHL’s eCommerce Singapore division has introduced a “hybrid” shipping product called Parcel International Direct Australia aimed specifically at online retailers in Singapore looking to expand their business in Australia.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske lamented the political pressure agencies are under to stop every illegal immigrant or cargo shipment, saying that it is too costly from a budget and economic standpoint.