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

31 Jan 2015
Blue Dart Express, India’s leading air express and logistics service provider, reported a 19 percent rise in net income to Rs. 27.13 crore (US $4.4 million) for its third quarter, which ended Dec. 31.
23 Jan 2015
Blue Dart Express is denying that its parent DHL Express Singapore Pte. Ltd. is negotiating to sell its holdings in the Indian subsidiary to U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon.
12 Jan 2015
Larger international shippers increasingly use UPS's expedited freight service as a strategic "cushion" or aid in supply chain planning, as well as for urgent shipments.
A UPS driver prepares packages for delivery.
09 Jan 2015
UPS expects to handle 4 million returned gifts in the first week of January, a number that grows each year as consumers turn e-commerce into a two-way pipeline.
07 Jan 2015
UPS is expanding its Worldwide Express Freight service, adding new origin and destination points for palletized
31 Dec 2014
After two years of preparations, Nippon Express Co. has set up a subsidiary in Myanmar, formerly called Burma, joining a growing army of Japanese transportation, logistics and other firms aiming to cash in on what is widely seen as Asia’s last frontier market.
23 Dec 2014
The door to China’s domestic courier market is about to be opened a little wider for foreign service providers, as the State Post Bureau prepares to green light Kerry Logistics and Japanese firms Yamato Logistics and OCS (Overseas Courier Service) to operate in the mainland express market.
17 Dec 2014
Rising volumes propelled FedEx profit up 23 percent year-over-year to $616 million in its second quarter ended Nov. 30, the second-largest U.S. transport operator reported today.
16 Dec 2014
With the acquisition of GENCO, everything old is new again for FedEx — or at least resellable.
09 Dec 2014
FedEx and UPS have boosted their on-time delivery performance to 91 to 95 percent, compared with 83 to 89 percent a year ago, bolstering hopes for a happier holiday season.