Delta Dash Door to Door – a critical assessment

Over the past months Delta Cargo has been rapidly expanding the footprint of its Dash Door-to-Door service partnership with Roadie, from about four pick up and 55 delivery cities in November to about 17 pick up and 60 delivery cities in January 2020 (see Figure 1). Cargo Facts Consulting has taken a look beyond the […]

Consultant Insight: FedEx and UPS 2020 express rates now in effect

According to Benjamin Franklin, only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. We may want to add transportation rate increases to the list, as well. Despite overall declining volumes, airfreight carriers, including express providers, continue to raise rates. Express operators have been among the positive standouts in an otherwise dismal airfreight market, with […]

International express growth will moderate, but continue to outperform air cargo

Global air express growth has consistently outpaced general freight and airmail, and currently accounts for 17% of international air cargo traffic. Fueled by cross border e-commerce, shipment growth has accelerated in the past 5 years to 7.6%, but in our recent Air Express Market Outlook, we predict more moderate growth and increased pressure on yields […]

DHL 3Q delivers stronger profits and volumes

In its third-quarter 2019 earnings statement on Tuesday, Deutsche Post-DHL Group reported quarterly operating profit growth across most of its divisions, as well as year-over-year volume increases for its both its Time Definite International (TDI) and Time Definite Domestic (TDD) Express products. The company’s break-up of its Post-eCommerce-Parcel division into the Post & Parcel Germany […]

CFS 2019: ATSG expects strong e-commerce, domestic express demand in 2020

SAN DIEGO – On the sidelines of Cargo Facts Symposium 2019, Chelsea Toczauer, associate editor, Cargo Facts, sat down with Rich Corrado, president, ATSG to discuss growth prospects for the U.S. domestic express fleet, and his reflections on Cargo Facts Symposium 2019. Despite softening demand for international long-haul transportation, Corrado expects robust demand from domestic express and e-commerce to […]

UPS drops as heir apparent’s sudden exit rattles Wall Street

(Bloomberg) — United Parcel Service Inc. fell as the sudden retirement of Chief Operating Officer Jim Barber stoked leadership uncertainty midway through the company’s pricey revamp to handle surging e-commerce. Barber, 59, who helped lead growth in Europe and Asia during his 35 years with UPS, will retire at the end of December, UPS said […]

Air cargo’s peak season – promising or a bust?

A year that started with great uncertainty will likely end the same. As we head into the traditional peak season, the world is faced with increasing trade barriers and weakening demand for goods. Global manufacturing activity is hovering dangerously close to contraction for many countries and for some countries, including the United States, contraction has […]

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. […]

The move away from Amazon express ops likely to benefit FedEx

FedEx’s decision to end its U.S. express operations for Amazon will probably benefit the company in the long run, according to a Seaport Global analysis. In its note, Seaport focused on the rapid expansion of e-commerce from companies other than Amazon, and said the move away from its Amazon operations will allow FedEx to pursue […]

PeP woes continue for Deutsche Post-DHL in Q4 earnings

Despite revenue growth across all segments during the fourth quarter, and operating profit (EBIT) growth in the Express and Global Forwarding segments, Deutsche Post-DHL Group (DP-DHL) reported Group EBIT declines of 4.0% year-over-year for 4Q and 15.5% for the full year of 2018 due to sharp declines in the Post-eCommerce-Parcel (PeP) segment. PeP EBIT fell 28.4% and […]

Fulfillment company ShipBob raises C Series funding for expansion

Today, Chicago-based e-commerce fulfillment service ShipBob said it raised US$40 million toward in a Series C round to fund the expansion of its warehousing services and digital platform, in order to compete with juggernaut rival Amazon.com’s fulfillment service. The funding round was led by Menlo Ventures and involved contributions from existing investors Bain Capital Ventures, Hyde […]
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