Express Cargo

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

Commentary

EU regulators recently approved FedEx’s acquisition of TNT after considering restrictions to ensure competitiveness in the market just a month earlier. If any customers or competitors are thinking of filing objections, they should be reminded that there would be no sound basis for any such move.

News & Analysis

25 May 2016
Ireland-based ASL Aviation has sealed the acquisition of TNT Express’s two cargo airlines.
18 May 2016
FedEx Wednesday declared its offer for TNT Express unconditional.
17 May 2016
A strike vote by union pilots at Atlas, ATSG and Kalitta Air is meant to pressure the airlines and DHL, but doesn't mean a strike is imminent.
10 May 2016
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, saw its net profit surge by double-digits in 2015.
05 May 2016
JOC Senior Content Editor Alessandra Barrett and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Trade Networks Dr. Udo Lange discuss how e-commerce is shaping shipping and logistics now, and how it will continue to shape the industry in the future as the gap between e-commerce and traditional commerce narrows.
25 Apr 2016
TNT Express narrowed its net loss in the first quarter to 14 million euros ($15.8 million) from 19 million euros a year ago as it prepares to be taken over by its larger U.S. rival FedEx.
22 Apr 2016
Diversification, an acquisition and a change in its dimensional weight factor in its expedited less-than-truckload business helped drive first-quarter revenue and profit higher at Forward Air.
05 Apr 2016
Three acquisition-hungry companies, XPO Logistics, Celadon Group and Daseke, were the fastest-growing businesses on a list of the 50 largest U.S. trucking companies in 2015.
21 Mar 2016
As e-commerce demands push delivery limits, UPS is expanding its US and global early delivery guarantees for package shippers and customers.
17 Mar 2016
Suggestions that Amazon.com’s forays into air freight and logistics might disrupt the business of traditional package carriers or compete with them are “fantastical,” FedEx founder and Chief Executive Officer Fred Smith said Wednesday. “Let me emphasize I choose this word carefully,” Smith said.