Richard G. Phillips will remain chief executive officer of Pilot Freight Services, and his family “will maintain a significant equity stake” in the company.
The freight broker and third-party logistics provider also said Wednesday it has completed the integration of truckload-oriented freight broker Command Transportation, LLC, which it acquired in June 2015 for $420 million.
The railroad transportation equipment manufacturer posted net earnings of $183.2 million in fiscal 2016, ended Aug. 31, a 5 percent decrease from the previous fiscal year, even as revenues reached a record $2.68 billion.
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The Portland, Ore.-based technology company, which began as a rating and review site for small shippers looking for forwarders, has added a booking and payment function for shipper convenience and speedier payment to forwarders.
At 11:00 a.m. EST, the National Hurricane Center issued a public advisory that said the Category 3 hurricane was 55 miles north/northeast of Cabo Lucrecia, Cuba and about 105 miles south of Long Island, Bahamas.
Historically low ocean freight rates have caused carriers to implement cost-cutting measures that have reduced reliability, meaning shippers need to be more flexible in how they procure capacity.