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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The Jacksonville, Fla.-based railway will construct a $270 million intermodal rail hub in Rocky Mount, N.C. in addition to launching a new intermodal rail service within the state between the Port of Wilmington and Charlotte.
Some logistics providers remain skeptical about how well it will work for ports to weigh containers and transmit the data to carriers on behalf of shippers.
The Calgary-based Class I railroad cited lower-than-anticipated bulk volumes, the devastating wildfires in northern Alberta and a strengthening Canadian dollar as the primary reasons for the downward revision in earnings expectations.