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 International Longshoremen’s Association is calling for a shutdown of ports along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, and a march in Washington.
DHL Global Forwarding launched a weekly less-than-container load service that offers 9-day port-to-port transits from New York to Cartagena, Colombia.
The Bonn, Germany-based parcel carrier and logistics provider saw consolidated net profits soar 71.4 percent to 2.64 billion euros for the year, even as revenues slipped 3.2 percent to 57.33 billion euros.