The freight broker and third-party logistics provider also said Wednesday it has completed the integration of truckload-oriented freight broker Command Transportation, LLC, which it acquired in June 2015 for $420 million.
The railroad transportation equipment manufacturer posted net earnings of $183.2 million in fiscal 2016, ended Aug. 31, a 5 percent decrease from the previous fiscal year, even as revenues reached a record $2.68 billion.
The Northwest Seaport Alliance will release two new mobile applications, DrayQ and DrayLink, in early November as part of an effort to speed cargo flow through the ports of Seattle and Tacoma and along local freight corridors.
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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.