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Quarterly revenue was up 10% at $17.1 billion, while earnings per share at $1.55 matched Wall Street estimates while posting a 17% annual gain. Net income rose 15% to $1.3 billion. UPS Revenue Report, UPS Earnings 2018 Quarter 1
Reasons cited by FTR for the difficult market shippers are dealing with included rising regulatory pressures, coupled with the capacity required for a “hot” freight market slow to increase in the first quarter, which subsequently added pressure on rates.
INTTRA maintains that the ocean cargo industry has moved beyond the “digitization tipping point,” and is on the verge of advancing from innovation to action.
Carloads headed up 3.5% to 264,522, and intermodal containers and trailers rose 8.9% annually to 274,873.
Port of Oakland containerized fresh fruit and vegetable shipments have surged by 36 percent since 2013, according to data released today.