FedEx Corp. completed its $4.9 billion acquisition of TNT Express and will start integrating the European company into its network immediately.
The French ocean carrier received confirmation today for its estimated $2.4 billion acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines and its APL container shipping subsidiary by the Anti-monopoly Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
The seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index equaled 134.8 for the month, down another 2.1 percent from March and 2 percent compared with April 2015, according to the American Trucking Associations.
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The proposed alliance would become a dominant player in the three major east-west trades, beating out total capacity currently offered by the 2M Alliance on those trade lanes, according to an analysis from BlueWater Reporting.
The International Monetary Fund cut its 2016 expansion forecast to 3.2 percent as weak exports and slowing investment dim prospects in the U.S., a consumption-tax hike saps growth in Japan, and a slump in prices continues to hobble commodities producers.
The European container terminal operator posted net profits of 73.5 million euros on revenues of 591.3 million euros, year-over-year increases of 13.4 percent and 4.5 percent, respectively.