Express Cargo

Express Cargo

In-depth coverage of express cargo shipping news and companies such as UPS and TNT Express.

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

06 Oct 2020
The purchase of Value Logistics gives Forward a bigger intermodal presence in the South-Central distribution hub as freight volumes of all types rise, said CEO Tom Schmitt.
16 Sep 2020
The acquisition of CLW Delivery gives expedited trucking operator Forward Air custom final-mile delivery services and new territory, as its LTL and final-mile businesses converge.
11 Sep 2020
UPS and Amazon are expanding capabilities at smaller airports in Kansas City and Tampa, respectively, to speed up last-mile deliveries.
31 Aug 2020
As e-commerce booms on both sides of the US-Canadian border, Purolator International expands northbound next-day air service between the countries.
05 Aug 2020
The three largest express providers reported improving signs in the sector in their most recent earnings reports, as COVID-hit volumes recovered gradually as the second quarter progressed.
27 Jul 2020
As freight volumes rise, expedited LTL operator Forward Air is expanding capacity by 30 percent at the heart of its airport-to-airport network in Columbus, Ohio.
23 Jul 2020
More door-to-door, less-than-truckload freight will add revenue and freight density to Forward Air’s airport-to-airport lanes and create new final-mile opportunities, the company’s CEO says.
13 Jul 2020
By launching a door-to-door, less-than-truckload business in Savannah, Forward Air is adding more freight and building density in its airport-to-airport network.
02 Jun 2020
The acquisition of ScanData gives Transplace broader supply chain reach as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates e-commerce demand.
29 Apr 2020
Even when air cargo demand for urgent medical supplies drops off, there is no certainty that recession-hit consumers will resume spending, and if they do, capacity will still be tight as passenger fleets remain grounded.
19 Mar 2020
FedEx expands use of its US ground unit to deliver more air express packages, as e-commerce volumes swell and Amazon ups the competitive ante.
25 largest US less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers
09 Mar 2020
Compared with the freight boom of 2018, last year was disappointing for US less-than-truckload carriers, but pricing discipline allow the largest operators to maintain — and in some cases increase — their top line revenue.
11 Feb 2020
A survey of delivery drivers projects that missed deliveries and time wasted due to outdated and incorrect maps and navigation aids results in $2.5 billion in added costs.
13 Nov 2019
A worsening political situation and escalating protests have forced the cancelation of an important airline gathering in Hong Kong.
08 Nov 2019
The shortage of slots for all-cargo flights cost Amsterdam Schiphol airport heavily in the first nine months of the year.
Nippon Express jumps into India logistics growth race
26 Sep 2019
Nippon Express takes an ownership stake in an Indian logistics company as it looks to grow its presence in the country’s evolving supply chain dynamic.
Top 50 Trucking Companies 2018
22 Apr 2019
The 50 largest US trucking operators grabbed a larger share of the market, while smaller carriers raised the bar in terms of revenue growth last year thanks to the strongest freight market since the 2009 recession.
Amazon ranks #1 in top 50 global 3PLs
20 Apr 2019
Although the e-commerce giant doesn't describe itself as a third-party logistics provider (3PL), Amazon has surpassed major global players such as DHL and Kuehne + Nagel in 3PL revenue.
21 Mar 2019
Shippers should be on the lookout for increases in trucking and parcel accessorial charges as freight rates come under increasing pressure.
Warehouse supply chain.
25 Jan 2019
Capacity may ebb and flow, but e-commerce will keep pressure on shippers to adopt technology and review supply chain strategies, says DHL Supply Chain’s Jim Monkmeyer.
Supply chain management.
15 Nov 2018
Collaboration is not just an activity, but a process, and it requires a focus on customer experience, logistics executives told the Traffic Club of Chicago at a Business Development Symposium Wednesday.
Nippon Express.
15 Aug 2018
The JOC Top 50 Global Logistics Providers, published on JOC.com on April 13 and in the April 16 Journal of Commerce magazine, misstated the annual revenues for Nippon Express.
UPS's advanced package scanning and sortation equipment at the facility will speed the delivery of manufactured goods in both directions across the border.
06 Feb 2018
The new facility near the El Paso International Airport will serve shippers in what is called “the Borderplex” — a manufacturing region stretching out from the cities of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
01 Dec 2017
Morocco is aggressively attracting foreign companies through its special economic zone system.
27 Oct 2017
Third-quarter earnings reports reveal across-the-board increases in transportation rates, with little sign pressure will ease soon.
15 Sep 2017
Call it an "obsession." Amazon's dedication to fulfilling customer expectations is turning a wheel of logistics growth that is not likely to stop.
04 Aug 2017
The biggest Japanese international freight forwarder’s net profit came to 11.1 billion yen ($101 million).
07 Jul 2017
Nippon Express’ move comes amid a growing interest in the African market among Japanese companies.
28 Jun 2017
FedEx European subsidiary TNT Express is the second major transportation operator affected by a global cyberattack.
22 May 2017
Nippon Express wants to capitalize on the growing demand for such services.
21 Apr 2017
Japan’s logistics companies are increasingly turning to India as the Chinese economy is losing steam and the Japanese economy expands only moderately.
11 Apr 2017
Forward Air has expanded its US Midwest-focused drayage footprint to the Southeast.
14 Mar 2017
The fines could total $850 million.
08 Mar 2017
UPS has not said whether it will seek damages following the ruling.
06 Feb 2017
Japan’s largest freight forwarder managed to increase profit despite weak and falling revenue.