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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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.
The New-Zealand based company said the system is targeted at exporters and logistics companies needing to weight containers outside of ports and other high volume container hubs.
At 11:00 a.m. EST Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said the Category 4 hurricane was 25 miles west/northwest of Nassau Bahamas and about 180 miles southeast of West Palm Beach, Fla.