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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Major container ports in the United States handled 1.63 million TEUs in July, up 3.2 percent from June and 0.7 percent from July 2015, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.
The U.S. steel export trade remained week in July since the majority of steel the nation exports is destined for Canada and Mexico, which have both been dealing with economic challenges.
The Water Resources Development Act has mostly received bipartisan support, but Democrats in the House are upset that a provision that would have protected Harbor Maintenance Tax receipts from being diverted for other uses was removed from the final draft.