However, Ryder’s revenues for the quarter rose 7 percent year-over-year, driven by higher fuel costs passed through to customers.
Ships carrying up to 9,800 TEUs can now call terminals west of the Bayonne Bridge without worrying about tidal conditions now that U.S. Coast Guard Sector New York and pilot organizations lifted air draft restrictions.
American Shipper has launched a short survey to collect feedback on how the industry expects to be affected by the new ocean carrier alliances that launched at the beginning of the month.
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Newbuild orders for shipyards in China fell 25.4 percent year-over-year to 5.54 million deadweight tons in the first quarter of 2017 amid continued weakness in demand, according to a report from the China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry.
In addition to bad weather conditions, rampant overbooking by carriers in the wake of newly restructured vessel sharing alliances is at the root of the delays, according to Nicolas Vittori, overseas network manager at France-based Setcargo.
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based Class I railway saw net earnings tick up 1.6 percent to $362 million for the quarter even as revenues jumped 9.6 percent to $2.87 billion compared with the same 2016 period.