The Rome, Ga.-based freight broker’s purchase of Apex Freight Services will allow Scott Logistics to expand its market presence and contribute $20 million in additional annual revenues, according to a statement from the company.
Although activity increased from the first quarter, total deal volume and value in the transportation and logistics sector were still down 18 percent and 22 percent year-over-year, respectively, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Echo posts strong second quarter Chicago-based Echo Global Logistics reported strong year-over-year increases in net income, revenues and truckload volumes during the second quarter of 2016.
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Captain John Loftus, who was fired in 2013 after working for Horizon Line for 20 years, has been awarded $655,000 in back wages, $225,000 in punitive damages, $10,000 for emotional distress, and more than $200,000 in legal costs.
The parcel carrier and logistics provider’s DHL Freight division has expanded its rail transport offerings to and from Asia and North Africa via its hub at Duisburg to include direct links and consolidation services.
Ocean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine joining the 2M Alliance - comprised of Maersk Line and MSC - has fueled speculation about Maersk’s ultimate motives, but the short term impact is a larger share on the transpacific trade, especially from Korea.