FedEx Corp. completed its $4.9 billion acquisition of TNT Express and will start integrating the European company into its network immediately.
The French ocean carrier received confirmation today for its estimated $2.4 billion acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines and its APL container shipping subsidiary by the Anti-monopoly Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
The seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index equaled 134.8 for the month, down another 2.1 percent from March and 2 percent compared with April 2015, according to the American Trucking Associations.
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Shares of the fellow China-owned shipping conglomerates, which recently merged at the behest of the Chinese government, jumped as much 9.9 percent and 10 percent, respectively, in Shanghai trading yesterday.
The South Korean ocean carrier's results for the quarter were hindered by continuously falling freight rates and the imbalance of supply and demand.
Congress has long embraced free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but the protectionist tone of the 2016 election campaign, specifically that of Republican front-runner Donald Trump and Democrat Sen. Bernie Sanders, could change that.