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For the commercial transportation business, moving things from point A to point B is job one. This coverage explores all of those movements at a global level and focuses on everything from global trade, ocean shipping, and port activity to intermodal business, rail operations and the greater supply chain.

Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Vitran’s 4Q Income Flat; Company Reports Record Year

Toronto-based transportation and logistics firm Vitran Corp.’s fourth-quarter profit was $5 million or 37 cents a share, compared with $5 million or 39 cents a year earlier.

February 8, 2007

Infographic: Ryder’s Foundation for a Successful Freight Brokerage

Globally, supply chains are facing unprecedented levels of disruption. As a result, shippers and carriers are challenged more than ever to keep goods moving while remaining profitable. While most brokerages point to technology as the key to achieving success, today’s setbacks have proven that technology alone isn’t enough.

Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Pacer’s Fourth-Quarter Income Rises; Revenue Dips

Transportation and third-party logistics firm Pacer International’s fourth-quarter net income rose to $21.5 million or 57 cents a share, from $20.4 million or 54 cents a year earlier.

February 8, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics

CSX Plans $8 Mln. Upgrade of Charlotte, N.C., Intermodal Terminal

Eastern freight railroad CSX Corp.’s intermodal unit plans to invest about $8 million to expand its Charlotte, N.C., terminal, the company said Wednesday.

February 7, 2007
Business, Safety, Government, Logistics

Company Withdraws from $1.2 Billion Buyout Plan of EGL

Transportation and logistics firm EGL Inc. said Wednesday that the private firm set to buy the bulk of EGL’s stock and take the company private pulled out of the $1.2 billion deal, citing concerns about EGL’s impending 2006 earnings report.

February 7, 2007
Business, Logistics

Kansas City Southern’s Fourth-Quarter Profit Improves

Kansas City Southern railroad said Tuesday it earned $35.7 million or 41 cents a share in the fourth quarter, compared with earnings of $2.3 million or 3 cents a year earlier.

February 6, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics

FedEx Integrates LTL Units Into U.S., Canadian Operations

FedEx Corp. said Monday it has integrated its 2006 acquisition of Watkins Motor Lines into its less-than-truckload network in the United States and Canada.

February 5, 2007
Business, Government, Logistics, Autonomous

Canadian For-Hire Companies’ Revenue Rose in 2Q ’06

There were an estimated 3,336 for-hire trucking companies based in Canada with annual revenues of $1 million or more in the second quarter of 2006, almost unchanged from the same quarter in 2005, Statistics Canada said Thursday.

February 1, 2007
Business, Logistics

Target Logistics’ Fiscal Second-Quarter Income Dips

Freight forwarder Target Logistics’ fiscal second-quarter profit fell to $590,000 or 3 cents a share, from $976,000 or 5 cents in the previous second quarter.

February 1, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

January Chicago Manufacturing Index Shows Contraction

The National Association of Purchasing Management-Chicago’s manufacturing index fell in January to the first contraction since April 2003, NAPM said Wednesday.

January 31, 2007
Business, Government, Safety, Logistics

C.H. Robinson’s Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year Income Show Gains

Transportation and logistics firm C.H. Robinson Worldwide's 2006 net income rose to $266.9 million or $1.53 a share, up from $203.4 million or $1.16 in 2005.

January 30, 2007