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

07 Nov 2016
Net profit at Nippon Express Co., Japan’s biggest international freight forwarder, surged in the first half of fiscal 2016 despite a revenue decline.
27 Oct 2016
As e-commerce volumes rise, UPS is adding more capacity.
12 Oct 2016
Shorter fulfillment cycles are pushing UPS to expand its fastest package and freight services to new countries.
21 Sep 2016
TNT's European road network, and its ability to handle profitable palletized freight, will be important to FedEx as it integrates global express operations.
20 Sep 2016
FedEx raised revenue, profit in its first quarter as owner of TNT Express, despite integration costs following acquisition.
02 Aug 2016
Dicom looks to integrate cross-border trucking, parcel business with last-mile service as e-commerce grows.
Profits at Yusen Logistics and Nippon Express were both impacted by declines in their Americas business.
01 Aug 2016
Profits at two of Japan’s leading logistics companies fell in the first quarter of fiscal year 2016.
25 Jul 2016
TransForce's package division increased sales 6 percent, but its trucking business struggled in the second quarter.
13 Jul 2016
Established logistics companies and brokers could partner with digital start-ups to speed the "evolution" of technology demanded by shippers, the CEO of Echo Global Logistics says.
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.
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.
24 Feb 2016
The ground package arm of FedEx will lease a CenterPoint-owned distribution and sorting facility in Auburn, Washington, six miles from Amazon's Kent fulfillment center and close to the ports of Seattle and Tacoma.
16 Feb 2016
TNT Express returned to the black in the fourth quarter of 2015 as strong growth in European revenues more than offset declines in Brazil and China and its restructuring program gained momentum.
14 Feb 2016
E-commerce opportunities on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border are helping TransForce compensate for loss of energy, less-than-truckload volumes.
11 Feb 2016
A Feb. 1 change in dimensional weight pricing will benefit Forward Air Corp., the CEO of the ground-air expedited transportation company told Wall Street analysts this week.
08 Feb 2016
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, saw its net profit rise at a double-digit pace in the first nine months of the fiscal year ending in March despite paltry revenue growth.
12 Jan 2016
Japan’s international air cargo trade will fall 4.5 percent in fiscal 2015, which is the first annual decline in two years, according to a report by Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc., a subsidiary of Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder.
08 Jan 2016
EU antitrust regulators today unconditionally approved FedEx’s 4.4 billion euros ($4.75 billion) acquisition of TNT Express.
08 Jan 2016
The International Air Transport Association will urge member airlines to prepare for a possible surge in air freight volumes caused by possible disruptions when the new container weighing requirements are implemented globally from July.
22 Dec 2015
ASL Aviation Group has signed two loans for $110 million, refueling speculation the Ireland-based group is preparing a bid for TNT Express’ freighter airlines ahead of FedEx’s takeover of its small Dutch rival.
18 Dec 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, has set up its second subsidiary in Myanmar, further strengthening its footprint in the increasingly promising Southeast Asia market.
15 Dec 2015
France’s competition regulator has fined 20 parcel delivery companies, including FedEx and DHL Express, a total of 672 million euros ($739 million) for colluding over fuel surcharges.
06 Nov 2015
Nippon Express Co., Japan’s largest international freight forwarder, saw its group net profit decline in the fiscal first half on the back of sluggish revenue growth and extraordinary charges.
26 Oct 2015
TNT Express, the Dutch parcel delivery company being acquired by its larger U.S. rival FedEx, almost halved its third-quarter operating loss but remained under pressure from economic volatility in Australia, Brazil and China.
23 Oct 2015
Union pilots at UPS authorized a strike if their leaders fail to wrest concessions in contract talks, but any labor action would face major obstacles and delays.
23 Oct 2015
Blue Dart Express, India’s leading express air and logistics service provider, posted a 74.5 percent jump in net earnings in the second fiscal quarter, as operating revenue grew robustly, helped by lower fuel costs and new business strategies.
21 Oct 2015
European Union antitrust regulators will not challenge FedEx’s 4.4 billion euros ($5 billion) acquisition of TNT Express, the companies said.
12 Oct 2015
The world's second-largest transport operator is adding more than 41,000 postal codes to its international guaranteed package service, expanding its delivery footprint in Asia and other regions.
05 Oct 2015
TNT Express said its third-quarter operating profit will be “materially lower” than last year due to economic volatility in China, Brazil and Australia.