Under the renewed long-term agreement, XPO Logistics will continue to manage nine reverse logistics service centers for Leeds-based ASDA Stores, Ltd., as well as collaborate on environmental sustainability efforts.
The Sydney, Australia-based third-party logistics provider will build two new purpose-built ships with 40 percent more capacity to support trade between Victoria and Tasmania, the company said in a statement.
The Greek port saw profits for the first half of 2016 jump 5.6 percent year-over-year to 12.7 million euros, despite headwinds from a 28-day strike carried out by staff between May and June.
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Judge John Sherwood of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey moved to recognize receivership proceedings in South Korea for the now insolvent ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping.
Members of California’s congressional delegation asked the federal government to get involved in the Hanjin insolvency, and Rep. Loretta Sanchez said Hanjin’s stranded ships may have goods needed to keep U.S. assembly lines running.
Korea’s Financial Services Commission said the government will promote sales of Hanjin Shipping’s core assets to Hyundai Merchant Marine in a bid to maintain competitiveness of the Korean shipping industry.