The third-party logistics provider’s earnings per share for Q3 2016 fell short of analyst expectations, largely due to net revenue margin pressure as contractual sell rates fell faster than spot buy rates, William Blair Equity Research said.
The port terminal operator arm of the recently merged China COSCO Shipping saw net profits from continuing operations tumble 37.3 percent to $43.9 million in third quarter 2016 despite a 3.3 percent increase in revenues compared with the previous year.
The National Retail Federation, the California Trucking Association Intermodal Conference and the Harbor Trucking Association have proposed a “joint powers authority” to oversee funding of night and weekend terminal operations.
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Peak season capacity took a major hit in third quarter 2016 as carriers scrambled to replace services interrupted by Hanjin Shipping’s Aug. 31 bankruptcy announcement.
Patrik Berglund, chief executive officer of Oslo-based ocean freight rate intelligence platform Xeneta, said Hanjin Shipping’s insolvency has “turned the market on its head,” but the real question is “how long will this last?”
The Danish conglomerate said one division will focus on transport and logistics, while the other division will focus on energy.