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C.H. Robinson Q3 profit 7.5% higher

C.H. Robinson Q3 profit 7.5% higher

   Third-party logistics provider C.H, Robinson Worldwide reported third quarter net profit of $102.6 million, 7.5 percent more than the same 2009 period.

   Revenue in the quarter ending Sept. 30 was $2.4 billion, 24 percent more than in the same 2009 period. Transportation net revenue improved 8.6 percent to $336.6 million.

   By segment, the company reported year-over-year increases in third quarter net revenues as follows:

   ' Truck, up 6 percent.

   ' Intermodal, up 10 percent.

   ' Ocean transportation, up 27.3 percent; air transportation, up 37.8 percent.

   ' Other logistics services (primarily transportation management fees and customs brokerage fees), up 25.2 percent.

   ' Sourcing, about flat.