FedEx Corp. completed its $4.9 billion acquisition of TNT Express and will start integrating the European company into its network immediately.
The French ocean carrier received confirmation today for its estimated $2.4 billion acquisition of Neptune Orient Lines and its APL container shipping subsidiary by the Anti-monopoly Bureau of the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.
The seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index equaled 134.8 for the month, down another 2.1 percent from March and 2 percent compared with April 2015, according to the American Trucking Associations.
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Annual costs at container lines have increased a combined $500 million due to new sulfur emissions rules requiring vessels to use more expensive fuel, according to a report released last week by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
Shipment volumes and expenditures in April 2016 grew 0.6 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively, compared with March, but both remained well below 2015 levels, according to the latest Cass Freight Index Report.
Global shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics will use a combination of marine gas oil and scrubbers to ensure that vessels at berth anywhere in the world meet the highest existing emission standard.