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 Massachusetts Port Authority said the Conley Terminal will be upgraded with an additional berth and three new cranes, while the Boston Harbor will be dredged to accommodate 12,000-TEU vessels.
Meanwhile, at its London Heathrow hub, IAG Cargo is establishing a new freight facility, which is set to commence operations in 2018 and will be twice the size of its existing Premia facility at the airport.
Meanwhile, the Port of Oakland said the softening of the U.S. dollar has resulted in an increase in the port’s loaded export volumes, which rose 8.8 percent year-over-year for the first eight months of 2016.