Express Cargo

Express Cargo

The latest news from the parcel and package industry, covering major parcel shippers, demand, economics and more.

Commentary

The latest earnings from UPS reveal two trends that might at first seem contradictory: e-commerce is growing in leaps and bounds globally, and customers are choosing to defer delivery on packages to get greater savings.

News & Analysis

28 Apr 2015
The acquisition of French logistics giant Norbert Dentressangle will create new global opportunities for XPO, boosting its annual revenue to $8.5 billion.
28 Apr 2015
TNT Express posted an operating loss and shrunken comparable revenue in the first quarter, warning that it faced tough times in the run-up to its planned acquisition by larger U.S. rival FedEx in 2016.
13 Apr 2015
The "unprecedented" growth of e-commerce, coupled with rapid development of mobile technology, is changing the playbook for shippers and transport operators alike.
07 Apr 2015
After FedEx Corp. unveiled a $4.8 billion deal to acquire Dutch company TNT Express this week, the immediate focus was on how the merger would significantly boost the U.S.-based company’s footprint in the European express market.
TNT aircraft, A300
07 Apr 2015
TNT Express said it will open talks shortly with potential buyers of its cargo airlines following FedEx’s agreed 4.4 billion-euro ($4.8 billion) takeover.
07 Apr 2015
FedEx Corp. on Tuesday unveiled a €4.4 billion ($4.8 billion) agreed takeover of TNT Express, two years after European regulators shot down United Parcel Service’s bid for the Dutch company.
TNT Express plane being unloaded
17 Feb 2015
TNT Express slumped to a 137 million euros [US $156 million] net loss in the fourth quarter of 2014 from a 32 million euros profit in the same period in 2013, driven mainly by restructuring charges tied to an abortive takeover bid by its larger rival, UPS, two years ago.
03 Feb 2015
FedEx’s growing freight forwarding and customs brokerage arm is expanding its services connecting to Latin Amer
03 Feb 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s top international freight forwarder, posted a big jump in group net profit in the first three quarters of fiscal 2014, as revenue from overseas operations grew robustly, helped by a weaker yen.