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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Container transport revenues at the Danish shipping conglomerate fell 20 percent year-over-year for the quarter due to a 26 percent decline in average freight rates.
China COSCO Holdings Co. Ltd., which now includes the combined operations of China Shipping Container Lines Co., reported losses in both its container shipping and dry bulk operations during the first quarter as rates in both segments plummeted.
The price of an average container fell 15 percent during the first quarter of 2016, according to a recent report from London-based shipping consultant Drewry Maritime.