XPO Logistics said the sale of its truckload operations includes approximately 3,000 tractors, 7,500 trailers and 29 facilities it acquired in its October 2015 purchase of Con-way Inc., and proceeds will be used to pay down debt.
The less-than-truckload carrier reported a net income of $85.6 million on revenues of $782.6 million for the third quarter of 2016, year-over-year increases of 1.4 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively.
Ocean freight rate benchmarking platform Xeneta said transpacific rates have been gradually rising since April, stripping out the short-term impact of Hanjin Shipping’s insolvency in late August.
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An MSC spokesperson told American Shipper the reason it sold its interest in Genoa, Italy-based logistics company Aprile to Savino Del Bene was to exit the freight forwarding business.
There is no shortage of technology for carriers and other parties in the ocean industry, but in the wake of the Hanjin mess, the question is what carriers should invest in.
Following the recent collapse of Hanjin Shipping, “there will be a wave of consolidation” in the industry and CMA CGM could participate even after its recent purchase of APL parent Neptune Orient Lines, according to vice chairman Rodolphe Saadé.