Con-way shuts down domestic air forwarding operation

Con-way Inc., a less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload freight carrier, has discontinued the operations of its domestic air freight forwarding subsidiary, Con-way Forwarding. The decision to close the unit was made following a detailed review of the subsidiary’s competitive position and its prospects in relation to the corporation’s long-term strategies, explains Douglas Stotlar, Con-way president and CEO.

“Our core businesses are high-performance surface freight transportation and global contract logistics,” says Stotlar. “We believe that focusing our investments on these key segments is the right strategy for our enterprise and our investors, and offers the best opportunity for sustainable growth in revenues, profits and shareholder value.”

The company expects to take a charge in the second quarter of approximately $8 million in connection with the closure of the unit, primarily reflecting the write-off of certain non-transferable assets, severance costs and lease expense. The closure of the unit is not expected to have a material impact on revenues.

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