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Thursday, March 22, 2012
CEO Fred Smith says FedEx has a profitable multi-billion dollar business in Europe and it is growing strongly.
Trade using surface transportation between the United States and its North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico was up 14.3 percent in 2011 compared to 2010, increasing to $904 billion, according to data released by the United States Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS).
Quarterly revenue of $10.56 billion was up 9 percent from last year’s $9.66 billion, and operating income at $813 million was up 107 percent from $393 million. Its operating margin—at 7.7 percent—was up from 4.1 percent. FedEx reported earnings per share of $1.55, edging Wall Street estimates of $1.52.
According to company officials, BDP AirStar expedites shipments from Chicago, New York, and Houston to Amsterdam to immediate transit to all major European destinations. This service is part of a multi-carrier partnership BDP has with KLM, Air France, and Delta.
Amid all the fanfare made yesterday with the arrival of MSC’s “mega” vessel at the Port of Oakland, industry experts remain doubtful that this signals a Transpacific trend
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Data from Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, found that both United States-bound waterborne shipments and the number of manufacturers shipping to the U.S. from January to February declined, following gains from December to January.
The top 25 truckload carriers enjoyed a 13.2 percent year-over-year increase in revenue in 2011, according to statistics compiled for LM by SJ Consulting. About half that increased revenue was due to rising fuel surcharges, but not all the increase can be attributed to just that.
Amazon pays $775 million for Kiva. What else is there to say?
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Port of Oakland welcomes the largest containership ever to call any seaport in North America today
YRC Freight, a subsidiary of less-than-truckload transportation services provider YRC Worldwide, recently had its proposed change of operations plan approved by the Teamsters Union, according to a trucking industry message board and Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU).