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FedEx pushes Trump, U.S. Senate to embrace forward-looking infrastructure [VIDEO]

FedEx pushes Trump, U.S. Senate to embrace forward-looking infrastructure [VIDEO]

April 6, 2017 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

FedEx has emerged as a vocal, and at times controversial, advocate for global business in recent months. This time around, the company is holding the Trump administration to its promises to improve infrastructure. In his testimony before the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, FedEx Freight CEO Michael L. Ducker lobbied forRead More

Forwarders’ Forum: Taming the Trump roller-coaster

Forwarders’ Forum: Taming the Trump roller-coaster

February 8, 2017 at 6:59 pm 0 comments

As a roller-coaster climbs the steep track to its crest and subsequent stomach-dropping plunge, my eyes always fixate on that sign near the seat that says, “Keep your arms and legs inside the car at all times.” Good advice not only for fun park rides but also when encountering unpredictableRead More

Fred Smith delivers TPP eulogy on Fox Business

Fred Smith delivers TPP eulogy on Fox Business

January 25, 2017 at 6:58 pm 0 comments

FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith went on Fox Business yesterday to counter the White House’s negative narrative on the already moribund Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and also presented evidence for the positive role of free trade in the U.S. economy. “Trade is what made America great,” Smith told Fox BusinessRead More

Does Trump-Alibaba powwow signal de-escalation in trade wars?

Does Trump-Alibaba powwow signal de-escalation in trade wars?

January 10, 2017 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

The e-commerce wars just entered surreal territory, with Alibaba founder Jack Ma, a champion of global free trade, meeting the protectionist-leaning President-elect Donald Trump in New York this week to discuss how online retail can create up to 1 million new jobs over the next five years. “Jack and IRead More

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FedEx’s Smith defends trade, blasts Trump’s protectionist rhetoric

December 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

While FedEx founder and chairman, Fred Smith, generally supported the direction President-elect Donald Trump is taking with his pledges to improve the nation’s infrastructure and reduce the national debt, he was deeply critical of Trump’s repeated statements against global trade during his campaign and called for the new President toRead More

Amazon drone deliveries ramping up in Cambridgeshire, UK

Amazon drone deliveries ramping up in Cambridgeshire, UK

December 14, 2016 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

Amazon Prime Air now officially includes a drone fleet after the online retailer made its first customer delivery by drone. The Cambridgeshire delivery took place near Amazon’s UK drone-testing plant, where the company has been working with the government to test longer-distance deliveries. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO broke the newsRead More

Freightos CEO joins industry voices defending international trade

Freightos CEO joins industry voices defending international trade

November 25, 2016 at 10:00 am 0 comments

Nullifying the Trans Pacific Partnership would be an “inauguration gift to China at the expense of rapidly developing countries like Vietnam,” said Freightos CEO, Zvi Schreiber. He joins a growing list of industry leaders voicing concern that scuttling the deal would put the U.S. at a disadvantage, while empowering China,Read More

FedEx Freight boss urges Trump to reconsider trade agreement benefits

FedEx Freight boss urges Trump to reconsider trade agreement benefits

November 18, 2016 at 6:55 pm 0 comments

Michael Ducker, president and CEO of FedEx Freight, joined a chorus of logistics and transportation interests calling for President-elect Donald Trump to honor America’s commitment to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and bolster extant trade ties.  “Trade agreements are the solution, not the problem,” Ducker told the 2016 JOC Inland DistributionRead More