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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

FedEx trucks.
01 May 2018
FedEx Corp. has tapped John A. Smith to run its FedEx Freight division as president effective Aug. 16, succeeding the retiring Michael Ducker. Smith, 56, has been with FedEx since 2000 but is unrelated to the company’s founder Fred Smith.
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.
20 Dec 2017
While handling record volumes this holiday season, FedEx is speeding efforts to integrate TNT Express into a ‘hardened’ information technology infrastructure following last June’s cyberattack.
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.
19 Sep 2017
Higher base rates boosted revenue, but a cyber attack and hurricane helped depress profit at FedEx this summer. The transport operator plans across-the-board rate hikes.
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.
31 Aug 2017
This resource includes customer updates from logistics companies and transportation providers, and ways people can contribute to charitable organizations to help those affected by the storm and flooding.
04 Aug 2017
The biggest Japanese international freight forwarder’s net profit came to 11.1 billion yen ($101 million).
03 Aug 2017
Want to avoid FedEx holiday season surcharges? Cut back on packaging and use last-mile services for heavier freight, a transportation consultant advises
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.
21 Jun 2017
FedEx, undecided about whether to follow UPS in imposing holiday season surcharges, is talking with volume customers on pricing. Best advice: Avoid last-minute shipping.