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

21 Jul 2014
The U.S. government “could add meaningful costs and delays to an already overburdened U.S. transportation network” if FedEx and other carriers are forced to stringently examine or refuse packages on the grounds they may may contain illegal goods, a Wall Street analyst warns.
FedEx Truck
18 Jul 2014
FedEx officials said today the company will fight federal drug trafficking charges linked to the distribution of prescription medicines illegally sold through Internet pharmacies and defended their efforts to prevent FedEx distribution networks being co-opted for illegal purposes.
16 Jul 2014
FedEx, TNT Express and the U.K.’s Royal Mail are being investigated by French regulators over alleged anti-competitive behavior in the country’s parcel delivery market.
04 Jul 2014
Hurricane Arthur appears to have had little impact on the U.S.
03 Jul 2014
U.S. surface transportation providers, ranging from railroads to trucking companies, are preparing for the approaching Hurricane Arthur.
01 Jul 2014
The U.S. Postal Service wants to change Priority Mail pricing so that overall rates rise slightly, starting in September, but shippers of lightweight packages get a break, a move aimed to capture growing e-commerce business.
Person moving pallet of goods
27 Jun 2014
Expedited transportation companies increasingly are focusing on detailed, custom levels of service to the pharmaceutical business. But speed isn’t necessarily the most important thing they deliver for drug shippers.
18 Jun 2014
The move to dimensional weight pricing should have a positive impact on FedEx, executives with the shipping giant emphasized on the company’s fourth quarter earnings call.
05 Jun 2014
Air China Cargo and China Postal Airlines have strengthened their strategic partnership with the launch of a new service between Guangzhou and Nanjing as the carriers move to capture a growing share of the fast expanding mainland express market.
28 May 2014
Growth in the express segment powered Transport Corporation of India to higher profit in fiscal year 2013-14, which ended March 31.