Does increase in FedEx 2020 shipping rates prelude strategy shift? 

FedEx announced new shipping rates for FedEx Express, FedEx Ground and FedEx Freight will come into effect Jan. 6, 2020.  The new rates will include increases in surcharges and fees for FedEx’s U.S. Express Package Services, U.S. Ground Services, International Express Package Services, International Ground Services, U.S. Express Freight Services, International Express Freight Services, as well as an […]

CargoLogic Germany cleared for take off with AOC

Leipzig (LEJ)-based CargoLogic Germany (CLG) was issued an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from Luftfahrt-Bundesamt (LBA), the German civil aviation authority. With an AOC in hand, the carrier expects to start flying “imminently,” CargoLogic Germany told Cargo Facts. Initially, CLG will operate a pair of 737-400 SFs that were redelivered to the carrier earlier this year, on-lease from Vx […]

UPS moves to promote Foreign Trade Zone opportunities in a world of uncertainty

International trade is becoming increasingly complicated thanks to tariffs, trade agreements and political maneuvering such as Brexit. Having a logistics partner to guide companies through such uncertainties is certainly beneficial as complexity increases. To that end, in a well-timed move, UPS recently announced the incorporation of foreign trade zone (FTZ) capabilities within its customs brokerage, […]

JD.Com launches airport-to-airport express service

Today, the express parcel delivery unit of Beijing-based JD.com, Jingdong Express, inaugurated a new passenger-facing service counter store in the departure hall of Shanghai Hongqiao airport (SHA). While the service initially targets passengers with items they’d rather not carry on board, the program represents the next phase in JD’s growing express operation.   At Shanghai’s domestic airport Hongqiao, JD Express now offers passengers the ability to send items that they cannot check or may not want […]

UPS, FedEx shrug off concerns over Fentanyl screening requirements

In the midst of a string of tweets this morning from United States President Donald Trump that reignited investor unease over the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, UPS, FedEx and Amazon were among those companies whose share prices fell as Trump specifically directed them to increase their screening for Fentanyl. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1164914963766546435?s=20 Despite […]

FedEx ends ground-delivery deal with Amazon

FedEx Corp. is snipping another tie with Amazon.com Inc. as the e-commerce giant emerges as a competitor by building its own shipping network. The ground-delivery contract with Amazon won’t be renewed when it expires at the end of this month, FedEx said in a statement. The decision quickens the company’s retreat from the largest online […]

FedEx’s e-commerce loss appears to be UPS’ gain

Volumes of apparel, auto parts, tablets, smartphones, knick-knacks and more are being delivered to our front doors faster and more efficiently as the two largest US small parcel and express providers, FedEx and UPS, invest in their networks, as well as in their business development and sales teams, to take advantage of this growing demand. […]

UPS to add Sunday pickup, delivery in 2020

United Parcel Service Inc. will begin Sunday pickup and delivery next year, joining competitor FedEx Corp., which announced the move to seven-day service in May. The two largest U.S. couriers are under pressure to speed up deliveries as longtime customer Amazon.com Inc. morphs into a competitor by building out an overnight cargo-airline service, as well […]

FedEx Express names SAB Express as international service provider in Saudia Arabia 

Earlier this week, FedEx Express appointed SAB Express its global service provider for its international services in Saudi Arabia. The move will connect Saudi Arabia with more than 220 countries and territories through FedEx’s network.  A former provider for TNT Express, which FedEx acquired in 2016, SAB became the licensee of FedEx Express in the Saudi Arabia market following the acquisition.   This new appointment indicates the expanded relationship developing between FedEx Express and […]

UPS expands express network in Russia

Yesterday, UPS announced the expansion of its express freight services – “UPS Worldwide Express Freight” and “UPS Worldwide Express Freight Midday” – in Russia.   With the expansion, UPS’ express services will now be available to customers located in nearly 2,300 postal codes in the metropolitan areas of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhniy Novogorod. With this development, UPS […]

FedEx may move to boost express volumes with air service re-pricing

FedEx may soon offer two-day air services at the same price as ground delivery for customers in its Express network. The move would serve to boost the integrator’s cargo volumes within the program. The decision, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes on the heels of FedEx’s plans, announced earlier this month, to break […]
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