The Atlanta-based parcel giant reported increased revenues in all of its business segments, and surpassed analyst expectations with an earnings per share of $1.32 for the quarter.
The port terminal operator arm of China COSCO Shipping saw earnings sink 65.6 percent to $37.6 million in first quarter 2017 despite a 7.5 percent increase in container throughput compared with the same 2016 period.
The London-based shipping research and consulting firm said that even though freight rates fell seasonally in the first quarter of 2017, they are better than they were in 2016.
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The third-busiest port complex in North America has spent billions raising the Bayonne Bridge and dredging New York harbor in preparation for larger containerships.
International Warehouse Logistics Association President and CEO Steve DeHaan said the group is urging Congress to facilitate the creation of a system that better aligns the design of the nation’s infrastructure with the demands of today’s economy.
FedEx Freight President and CEO Mike Ducker and Werner Enterprises President and CEO Derek Leathers told a Senate subcommittee the U.S. must invest more in its roads and bridges for the trucking industry to continue to operate safely and efficiently.