The French shipping company, which acquired Neptune Orient Lines and its APL subsidiary earlier this year, is seeking a buyer for the APL container terminals.
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.
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The mid-Atlantic port is moving quickly to make large strategic investments in marine and inland terminals after years of relative neglect.
The Port of Montreal has plans for a new terminal in Contrecoeur, while DP World signed a lease in July to expand and operate the Rodney container terminal in Saint John, and new container terminals are proposed in Melford and Sydney.
The second-phase of expansion at the Virginia International Gateway container terminal will soon commence now that the Virginia Port Authority has secured a long-term commitment to operate the facility.