75th Anniversary Snapshot: Redefining fast – the evolution of express

For most of the early decades of Air Transportation magazine, the venerable periodical that eventually became Air Cargo World, the articles were about ever-larger, ever-faster aircraft that were capable of hauling enormous loads across the planet. While speed was always a selling point, much of the industry was trying to prove that it could compete […]

DHL expands last-mile e-commerce network to Bangkok

Today, DHL released plans to expand its urban last-mile delivery service, “DHL Parcel Metro,” beyond the U.S., to now include the greater Bangkok area. The company’s e-commerce division launched the Parcel Metro program in March, offering shippers same-day or one-day delivery for parcels up to 20 kilograms in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles – […]

DHL extends same-day delivery service to Vietnam

DHL’s Parcel and eCommerce division is extending its same-day parcel delivery service to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam – allowing domestic retailers to offer customers same-day delivery, real-time tracking and scheduling management via DHL’s digital platform. The company’s domestic delivery service is supported by a fleet of vans, bike couriers, and “regular air and […]

Delta’s DASH same-day service goes international with ‘Equation Critical’

In a continued effort to meet increasing demand for more speed and transparency in the airfreight field, Delta Cargo unveiled “Equation Critical” yesterday – an expansion of its existing same-day delivery service, DASH – to now include international destinations. Equation Critical’s release follows an eventful 2017 for Delta Cargo, in terms of its advancement in […]

Deliv expansion to nearly double its same-day delivery footprint

California-based delivery start-up Deliv announced it would expand from 19 to 33 major markets for its same-day delivery service, nearly doubling its reach across 23 states and in more than 1,400 cities. The expansion of same-day delivery services is necessary as retailers move to compete with Amazon’s Prime Now service, said Deliv CEO and founder […]

UPS dips toes into same-day delivery with Deliv investment

Possibly hearing footsteps from its rivals in the e-commerce logistics businesses, such as Amazon, United Parcel Service (UPS) has invested US$28 million in a new startup company called Deliv Inc., which specializes in performing same-day parcel delivery. The investment was made via the integrator’s UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund, its Atlanta-based corporate venture arm. “We don’t […]