The commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation and supply chain solutions provider saw third quarter net income fall 6.3 percent to $85.1 million compared to the same 2015 period despite a 3.3 percent uptick in revenues.
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.
Gross profits for the first nine months of 2016 remained practically unchanged from the same period last year, since the growth in air freight volumes offset the drop in ocean freight volumes, Panalpina CEO Stefan Karlen explained.
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The Danish conglomerate said one division will focus on transport and logistics, while the other division will focus on energy.
Various media reports have speculated the sale of South Korean liner carrier Hanjin Shipping, viewing COSCO and Maersk Line as possible buyers.
Sources said the South Korean liner carrier will lay off about 180 members of its 500 person workforce in the United States on Friday.