FedEx chooses project44 to connect shippers with truckers, 3PLs

FedEx has started using application programming interfaces (API) from logistics software provider project44, to connect its less-than-truckload (LTL) division to shippers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs). The deal means that project44 subscribers now have access to real-time data from the largest LTL trucking operation in the country, which, in turn, means increased rate quote accuracy, […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 16, 2017

Infrastructure issue bridges gap between forwarders, integrators

A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment. The incident, which happened without warning over the Mississippi River on Aug. 1, 2007, took the lives of 13 people and injured 145 more during the evening rush-hour commute. […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • October 6, 2017

CFS: FedEx e-commerce services form bulwark against Amazon’s market hegemony [VIDEO]

MIAMI — With FedEx’s chief of marketing and communications officer Rajesh Subramaniam on stage here at this year’s Cargo Facts Symposium, the audience had the opportunity to catch up on developments at the rapidly growing integrator. Subramaniam talked about everything from the company’s active role in the national discourse surrounding free trade, to the implications […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 5, 2017

FedEx locked in bureaucratic battle to operate daily flights to Havana

FedEx is defending its application to operate daily cargo flights between Miami (MIA) and Cuba’s Jose Marti Airport (HAV). The Tennessee-based integrator filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) on Tuesday, Sept. 26, countering arguments by carriers like JetBlue, which claimed that “FedEx has not adequately demonstrated how its service proposal would generate superior […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 28, 2017

FedEx earnings suffer from TNT Express cyberattack, hurricanes

FedEx’s 2018 fiscal year got off to a rough start, the company reported during yesterday’s conference call, as chairman and founder Fred Smith said, “The TNT Express cyberattack and Hurricane Harvey posed significant challenges to our operations in the first quarter.” Most of the impact from the June “NotPetya” cyberattack on FedEx’s TNT Express was […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 20, 2017

In wake of Harvey, help from logistics industry pours in

As the last remnants of Tropical Storm Harvey makes its way inland, the logistics industry is beginning to assess the damage to the nation’s supply chain following what has been called the large single rain event ever recorded in the continental United States. And with this assessment, 3PLs and supply chain management firms are stepping […]
  • Randy Woods
  • August 30, 2017

Texas logistics ops brace for Hurricane Harvey landfall

The strongest hurricane to strike the United States in 12 years is on course to make landfall on the Texas coast today, and some cargo carriers are already cancelling flights. UPS has cancelled pickups in Louisiana and Texas, and more disruption of logistics ops are expected through the weekend. FedEx released a statement yesterday saying […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 25, 2017

UPS, FedEx bury the hatchet to demand reform on Capitol Hill

UPS and FedEx bosses penned a joint call to action over the weekend, as promises made by the Trump administration to revitalize national infrastructure and reform the tax code languish in the proverbial “swamp” of Washington, D.C. In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, FedEx CEO Fred Smith and David Abney, chairman and […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 14, 2017

FedEx’s TNT Express still reeling from Petya cyberattack last month

The impact from the latest cyberattack on TNT Express operations has turned out to be far greater than initially reported, with many offices reduced to pen-and-paper operations and critical business data seemingly permanently destroyed. The virus first struck the company’s Ukraine operations on June 27, before infiltrating the company’s global network. According to a 10-K […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 17, 2017

Cyberattacks snarl TNT Express inter-continental services

The multiple waves of cyberattacks that infected corporate and governmental servers across the globe in the last couple of days have reached the freight logistics industry. Earlier today, FedEx reported that worldwide operations for its subsidiary, TNT Express, have been “significantly affected due to the infiltration of an information system virus.” FedEx has not yet […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 28, 2017

UPS, Boeing confirm three passenger-to-freighter 767-300 conversion deal

At the 2017 Paris Air Show yesterday, UPS and Boeing officially announced a passenger-to-freighter conversion deal involving three 767-300 aircraft. The agreement underscored the demand for P-to-F conversions, with FedEx and the U.S. Airforce having booked out production freighter slots well into the future.  In its annual forecast, Boeing said worldwide demand for maindeck lift […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 20, 2017

Trump’s new Cuba policy complicates airfreight, bilateral trade plans

Almost one year ago, FedEx was granted permission to operate freighter flights between the U.S. and Cuba by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). FedEx has until October 15, 2017, to inaugurate its U.S./Cuba all-cargo air service, but those plans are in jeopardy now, thanks to a policy change by the Trump administration. In a […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 16, 2017

Air China launches weekly 777f service between Shanghai and Liege, Belgium

An Air Cargo China 777F from Shanghai touched down Liege Airport yesterday, marking the start of weekly freighter services between the two airports. The additional capacity is being deployed in response to growing e-commerce volumes between China and Europe, the Belgian airport said. Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial at Liege Airport, explained that the new freighter […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 8, 2017

Bridges to Breakthroughs: How free trade can survive in a protectionist world

A war on the Korean peninsula would be unthinkable for global supply chains. “If Korea is hit by a missile,” Soo Kyoum Kim, of IDC Research told Bloomberg, “all electronics production will stop.” South Korea’s semiconductor manufacturers supply two-thirds of the world’s electronic memory chips, and it was the country’s indispensability to the global economy […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 5, 2017
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