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UPS moves on U.K.-E.U. truckload brokerage market with Freightex

UPS moves on U.K.-E.U. truckload brokerage market with Freightex

January 9, 2017 at 6:57 pm 0 comments

UPS has bought into the European truckload brokerage sector with purchase of Freightex, a U.K.-based provider of truckload, less-than-truckload, specialized and refrigerated over-the-road services. With the purchase, Freightex will add extensive cross-border routes and a carrier network, which includes a dedicated fleet, to UPS’s portfolio. The acquisition also gives UPSRead More

UPS bracing for 1.3 million returns on ‘National Returns Day’

UPS bracing for 1.3 million returns on ‘National Returns Day’

January 4, 2017 at 6:34 pm 0 comments

E-commerce giveth with one hand, and taketh away with the other, so sayeth UPS, which is bracing for what it is calling “National Returns Day,” when online shoppers are expected to return some 1.3 million unwanted packages to retailers tomorrow, Jan. 5. The whole first week of the new yearRead More

UPS invests in reverse logistics startup Optoro as returns volume rises

UPS invests in reverse logistics startup Optoro as returns volume rises

December 27, 2016 at 6:37 pm 0 comments

The wrapping paper has been cleared away, Uncle Steve is on his seventh whisky and you are ensconced on the couch, half-buried under a pile of gifts that you’ll never use or wear. But your holiday work is still not done – it’s time for unwanted gift returns season. OnRead More

AAWW union warns of pilot shortage as judge imposes ABX injunction

AAWW union warns of pilot shortage as judge imposes ABX injunction

December 12, 2016 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

Soon after a U.S. District Court judge issued a preliminary injunction last week to extend a ban on work stoppages by pilots at carrier ABX Air, the union representing the pilots flying for other carriers owned by Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) said they have too few pilots to meetRead More

UPS to add four weekly flights to San Bernardino during 2016 peak

UPS to add four weekly flights to San Bernardino during 2016 peak

November 16, 2016 at 6:51 pm 0 comments

UPS said it will add four weekly flights to San Bernardino International Airport (SBD) during its peak-season rush to accommodate a seasonal surge in package shipments, which grows each year as e-commerce changes the logistics side of Christmas shopping. The Atlanta-based integrator will operate 757 freighters from SBD to itsRead More

100212-N-4047W-021 ABOARD USNS COMFORT (T-AH 20), At Anchor (Feb. 12, 2010) Bottles of acyclovir and sterile water sit at the intravenous fluid mixing station in the pharmacy aboard USNS Comfort (T-AH 20).  The anti-virals are given to Haitian patients aboard the hospital ship to help them with various conditions.  Comfort is in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response, providing medical care to some of the 300,000 people injured in a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that decimated the city Jan. 12.  (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Shannon Warner/Released)

UPS to acquire Marken to bolster life sciences, pharma footprint

November 7, 2016 at 6:06 pm 0 comments

Adding further evidence that life sciences transport is “the new black” in the global transportation business, UPS has entered into a “definitive purchase agreement” to acquire Marken, A U.K.-based supply-chain company focusing on pharmaceuticals and life sciences. UPS plans to use Marken’s clinical supply-chain services to bolster its position acrossRead More

UPS 747-8F order breathes life into Boeing’s program

UPS 747-8F order breathes life into Boeing’s program

October 28, 2016 at 4:55 pm 0 comments

Just when the industry thought the sun was setting on Boeing’s most iconic workhorse jet, the aviation giant announced a firm order for fourteen 747-8Fs, plus options for up to 14 more, from express giant UPS. The announcement is being seen as a possible game-changer for the storied jumbo freighter,Read More

Amazon leads retail sector in seasonal hiring

Amazon leads retail sector in seasonal hiring

October 21, 2016 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

The most valuable brand in retail — and logistics, for that matter – Amazon.com, is on a 120,000-position seasonal hiring binge to meet an anticipated surge in holiday shopping just around the corner. The e-retailer is taking no chances this time around, with its new Prime Air service, an armyRead More