International Logistics

A steep drop in fuel surcharges coupled with an increase in driver wages helped drag profit and revenue down at Con-way Freight and Con-way Truckload. Menlo Logistics lost revenue, but managed to increase profit.

China’s HNA Group has agreed to acquire Swissport International, the world’s largest airport ground and cargo handling company, from PAI Partners, a Paris-based private equity firm, for 2.73 billion Swiss francs ($2.8 billion).

State-owned Container Corporation of India is expanding its intermodal services connecting the country’s southeastern container ports, beginning its second rail service to a southeastern port in as many months.

LONDON – NOL Group swung to a net profit of $890 million in the second quarter from a $54 million loss a year ago, almost entirely due to the gain from the sale of APL Logistics to Japan’s Kintetsu World Express.

Matson plans to invest roughly $30 million in upgrades and new equipment into the new Alaska services it acquired from now-defunct Horizon Lines in May.

C.H. Robinson reported higher net revenues on land and sea as shippers apparently turned to the largest U.S. logistics company to secure capacity in the second quarter. The acquisition of Freightquote last year contributed to higher net revenue and higher truckload and LTL volumes.

Singapore-listed logistics property developer GLP has made its second multi-billion dollar investment this month, acquiring a $4.55 billion U.S. logistics portfolio from Industrial Income Trust a week after leading a consortium of investors in establishing a $7 billion China-focused infrastructure fund.

Strong cross-border business in Europe and the highest demand for deferred package service in the U.S. in a decade helped UPS increase second quarter profits, despite falling revenue.