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 to launch Returns Manager tool for e-commerce

Beginning in August, UPS will launch a free online tool giving e-commerce merchants options to customize return shipments. The tool, called UPS Returns Manager, will give merchant customers the option to print return shipping labels directly through the UPS website or at UPS stores. The tool is scheduled to launch on Aug. 14 in the […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • August 8, 2017

The Freight 50: A strong finish to 2016

A strong finish In some ways, 2016 came in like a lamb for the airfreight industry and went out like a lion – one whose roar can still be heard today as the surge in demand carried well into 2017. IATA’s WATS report noted that the particularly strong peak season in 2016 “coincided with a […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 25, 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

More U.S. online shoppers looking abroad for purchases

Almost half of online shoppers in the U.S. (47 percent) are now purchasing from international retailers, a UPS study has found. So, while it’s no secret that e-commerce is redefining the national economy, this latest information suggests that even borders are under pressure. The news has immediate implications for the integrators, which specialize in moving […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 7, 2017

UPS opens 76,000-square-foot healthcare-logistics facility near Bogota, Colombia

UPS opened a 76,000-square-foot healthcare-dedicated facility near Bogota, Colombia, as the U.S.-based integrator ramps up investment in healthcare logistics in Latin America. The multi-client facility features temperature-sensitive storage and technology that Francisco Ricaurte, UPS Colombia country manager said would, “lower costs, streamline inventory and meet increasing demands across Latin America and the world.” The facility […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 6, 2017

E-commerce drives US$180 million investment in UPS Arizona facility

The UPS response to the e-commerce revolution seems to be pouring money into the U.S. logistics sector, this time with a new package processing hub in Goodyear, Ariz. UPS is already offering Saturday ground delivery and pickup service, which began last month in Mesa, Ariz., and plans to expand the service to Phoenix on June […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 2, 2017

UPS joins SF Holdings to energize China-U.S. cross-border e-commerce

UPS and Chinese transport and logistics company SF Holdings today announced plans to establish international delivery services, starting with deliveries from China to the United States, with plans to add more countries in the future. The joint-venture deal clears a path for cross-border e-commerce sellers in China looking to access the U.S. market, providing integrator-level […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 26, 2017

UPS dismisses threat of mechanics’ strike

UPS has called the threat of a strike by the union representing its aircraft mechanics a “union tactic designed to pressure talks,” according to Mike Mangeot, UPS Airlines strategic communications director, in response to yesterday’s coverage of the ongoing labor negotiations. “UPS continues to negotiate in good faith for an agreement that’s good for them, […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 2, 2017

UPS cockpit upgrade cuts carbon emissions and increases reliability

UPS is upgrading the cockpits of its 757s and 767s. The integrator is installing Large Display System (LDS) screens in the cockpits of more than half of our fleet, plus the three passenger 767s that were recently purchased. The LDS screens are “five times more reliable than CRTs in terms of number of replacements required […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 28, 2017

UPS adds 400 ‘dangerous’ commodities to its fly list

UPS is heading into the “danger zone,” saying it is ready to handle a wider range of higher-risk goods. The express giant is now allowing an additional 400 “dangerous” commodities onto its global air network, as well as increasing the size of allowable shipment. The company is also adding more than 300 products across its […]
  • Lewis King
  • April 12, 2017

UPS launches Lithuania service, doubling capacity, adding production time

UPS announced a new direct flight from Kaunas, Lithuania, to its European air hub in Cologne, Germany.  The flight allows UPS to offer later collection times for export shipments from the country, while also adding capacity. “UPS can now offer companies in Lithuania up to three additional hours of production time due to the later […]
  • Lewis King
  • March 31, 2017

ACE Awards 2017: Winners for top carriers

On the carrier side, one of the most impressive improvements was seen at UPS Airlines, rising from 97 overall points and just missing a certificate last year to 113 points and a Diamond Award for carriers handling more than a million tonnes of cargo annually. Jim Mayer, public relations manager for the giant integrator, said […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 28, 2017
Page 5 of 9« First...34567 ...Last »