UPS

UPS, formerly known as United Parcel Service, is a U.S.-based global package and delivery service founded in 1907. Headquartered in Atlanta, the company is the largest transport operator in the U.S. and the second-largest global transportation company. Total revenue for 2013 was $55.4 billion and represented package operations and supply chain and less-than-truckload freight services.

UPS employs 397,100 individuals worldwide, who contribute to its daily delivery of 16.3 million packages and documents to 7.7 million customers in more than 220 countries and territories.

Complementing the delivery services it is most known for, UPS provides supply chain solutions that span 33.5 million square feet across more than 120 countries. These operations include logistics and distribution; freight forwarding to 195 countries; international trade management and customs brokerage. UPS Freight, based in Richmond, is the fourth-largest U.S. LTL trucking company. UPS also handles service parts logistics, technical repair and configuration, supply chin design and planning and returns management.

21 Mar 2017
Shippers spent more on dedicated trucking and last-mile deliveries last year, benefiting top tier carriers. Will industrial and consumer freight follow in 2017?
15 Jun 2015
UPS Capital, a subsidiary of the same-named parcel carrier, recently announced its acquisition of Parcel Pro, the leading independent logistics provider for the jewelry, wristwatch and collectibles industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
22 May 2015
High-tech companies around the world expect exports to grow over the next two years, but air cargo freight and passenger jets are set to gain not container lines.
20 May 2015
More high-tech companies across the globe are moving their operations back to, or near, the location of demand for their products, building more flexibility into their supply chains, according to a new study published by UPS.
29 Apr 2015
As the U.S. economy came screeching to a halt in the first quarter — at least those parts that contribute to gross domestic product growth — UPS improved revenue, shipment volumes and profit, a sign that things may not be as bad as the economic indicators seem to say.