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.
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22 Sep 2014
Even as air freight space out of China is has tightened because of the launch of the Apple iPhone 6, the typical air freight surges associated with major electronics product launches are not what they used to be.
18 Sep 2014
There really was a Christmas in July this year, at least in terms of increased global container business. That bodes well for North American trucking, intermodal rail and package delivery companies now preparing for an influx of freight ahead of the holiday season.
17 Sep 2014
Strong domestic volumes in the air and on the ground delivered double-digit profit growth for FedEx in the first quarter of its new fiscal year.
13 Sep 2014
Fast-growing third-party logistics companies are tuning into and tapping broad trends driving logistics growth in the U.S. and globally, including increased cross-border trade and the expansion of intermodal rail. Here are seven trends picked by XPO Logistics CEO Bradley S. Jacobs.
11 Sep 2014
Three global funds will invest $700 million in XPO Logistics, accelerating the fast-growing company's acquisition plans for 2014.
01 Sep 2014
Deutsche Post DHL will use India to pilot the development of its e-commerce business model for the Asia-Pacific region via subsidiary Blue Dart Express.
27 Aug 2014
A U.S. appellate court panel ruled that as many as 2,300 FedEx Ground drivers in California and Oregon were employees, not independent contractors, when they worked for the package delivery company in the last decade.
23 Aug 2014
In the latest instance of drayage-related disruption, violence flared at Ningbo’s Beilun Container Port as thousands of striking truck drivers clashed with riot police and smashed the windshields of trucks crossing a picket line. The past week’s protests brought the world’s sixth-largest container port to a standstill, with carriers reportedly diverting ships.
16 Aug 2014
U.S. authorities added money laundering to the list of drug-trafficking charges facing global shipping giant FedEx.
14 Aug 2014
Both UPS and FedEx have received long-awaited approval from the Chinese government to widen operations in the country.