FedEx anticipates record-breaking peak season, warns of trade tensions

During FedEx’s FY Q1 2019 earnings call yesterday, CEO Fred Smith said the company is anticipating record-breaking volume during this year’s peak season. The positive news follows the company’s announcement last week that it will expand its U.S. ground operations to six days a week in response increased demand for e-commerce – this, despite current […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • September 18, 2018

FAA changes flight-hour policy for pilots in training, challenges lie ahead

Last week, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) made changes to the “Omnibus” final training rule, and will now allow pilots pursuing their Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certifications to count second-in-command (SIC) hours toward the 1,500-hour in-flight requirement.  Until this point, only passenger-flying trainees were allowed to apply their SIC hours toward their ATP certs. […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 5, 2018

Demonstrations in Brazil, Canada, Italy could mean logistics delays

Concurrent labor actions and protests from various logistics sectors’ unions could potentially send ripples through the supply chain in coming weeks, as the trucking strike continues in Brazil, and Canadian Pacific Railways and FedEx experience their own protests from employees. While Brazil’s economy has shown signs of picking up in the first quarter of 2018, […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 30, 2018

E-commerce turns up the heat on fulfillment companies

The e-commerce boom in the United States has already irrevocably changed the traditional dynamics between supply chain members, but we are still far from seeing how these dynamics will re-form – if ever – after the dust settles, according to an in-depth report released last week from third party logistics (3PL) research organization Armstrong & […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • May 1, 2018

Logistics tech provider project44 hits US$48 million in funding

Logistics software provider project44 raised an additional US$35 million in funding to bring its total funding to $48 million. The company will use the funds to expand into ocean shipping and international markets. The goal of project44 is “to power true supply chain visibility, and in turn deliver a faster and more reliable global shipping […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 19, 2018