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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About 450,000 TEUs of capacity is expected to be scrapped in 2016, which would be double the amount scrapped in 2015, according to the London-based shipping consultant Drewry.
The rating agency acted negatively to the idea that the A.P. Moller - Maersk conglomerate could potentially choose to divide into separate companies, noting the split could hurt the group's business diversification.
Two dozen neopanamax vessels have transited the expanded Panama Canal since it opened June 26.