Freight broker and third-party provider Echo Global Logistics reported a net loss of $2.9 million in first quarter 2017, compared with a $0.3 million gain in the same 2016 period, even as revenues grew 3 percent year-over-year to $415.8 million.
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.
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The U.S. Department of Justice served several container shipping lines with subpoenas last week in Sausalito, Calif., where their top executives were attending industry meetings.
The U.S. maritime regulator said its final rule amending requirements for service contracts and NVOCC service arrangements, announced earlier this month, will become effective May 5, 2017.
2017 will be a pivotal period for companies doing business in or though Canada, as two geopolitical events will impact its place in the global trade marketplace, according to Keith Haurie, vice president of business development for ONESOURCE Global Trade.