Meanwhile, the parcel giant and third-party logistics provider also announced plans to offer Saturday delivery options in large metropolitan areas in the U.S. and began testing a residential drone delivery system.
The Waco, Texas-based less-than-truckload common carrier’s purchase of certain assets of Wilson Trucking expands Central Freight Lines’ reach into the southeastern United States and Puerto Rico, the company said in a statement.
The largest cargo gateway on the U.S. East Coast handled 4.56 million TEUs of loaded containers for the full year, a 1 percent decline from 2015 levels, according to recent data from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
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The Danish ocean carrier’s plan to acquire Hamburg Süd in 2017 caps a landmark year for consolidation in the container shipping industry, noted Mario Cordero, the chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission.
The Israeli container carrier told American Shipper Friday it is rejecting the rumor that it has intentions to sell its global shipping operations to instead become a regional Mediterranean carrier.
The South Korean liner carrier’s bankruptcy, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of shipments around the world being delayed, was the biggest in the container shipping industry since the 1986 bankruptcy of U.S. Lines.