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The worldwide express fleet: Part II

The worldwide express fleet: Part II

April 16, 2015 at 9:43 am 0 comments

Yesterday, we began a three-part look at the jet freighter fleet operated by, or for, the integrated express companies. Part I looked at the way the combined fleet has changed over time, but there were also significant changes on a company-by-company basis, and that is what we will examine today, startingRead More

The worldwide express fleet

The worldwide express fleet

April 15, 2015 at 10:27 am 0 comments

Today, we begin a three-part analysis of the worldwide express freighter fleet. Over the next two days will look at the fleet on a company-by-company basis, and conclude with our thoughts on how the fleet will evolve in the future. But today we start with a look at the overall fleetRead More

FedEx offers €4.4 billion for TNT

FedEx offers €4.4 billion for TNT

April 7, 2015 at 10:42 am 0 comments

“It’s déjà vu all over again.” Or is it? Do the words of the famous American philosopher Yogi Berra apply to FedEx’s offer to buy TNT? Or is it significantly different from UPS’ attempt to do the same thing two years ago? (An attempt that was torpedoed by the EuropeanRead More

FedEx reaps the rewards of cost management

FedEx reaps the rewards of cost management

March 26, 2015 at 8:32 am 0 comments

A huge jump in profitability, despite a relatively modest gain in revenue, indicates FedEx’s cost-management program is bearing fruit. FedEx reported net income up 53.4% y-o-y in its fiscal third quarter (ended 28 February) to US$580 million, as revenue rose 3.7% to $11.72 billion. Operating income for the quarter wasRead More

Inside the sortation hub

Inside the sortation hub

March 20, 2015 at 10:21 am 0 comments

With the growth of e-commerce has come increasing business for the big express companies. And increasing headaches, too, as tens of millions of online shoppers expect overnight delivery, regardless of conditions. Below is an interesting documentary shot by one of the big TV news networks. It is presented as aRead More

YTO launches air operations

YTO launches air operations

March 5, 2015 at 10:59 am 0 comments

Shanghai-based YTO Express is one of China’s largest express operators, delivering over 1.5 billion packages in 2014. For some time, the company has wanted to follow in the footsteps of China Post and Shenzhen-based SF Express, and operate its own airline. YTO applied for an operating certificate in 2013, andRead More

“Twas the overnight before Christmas”

“Twas the overnight before Christmas”

December 19, 2014 at 10:18 am 0 comments

A bit of holiday fun for you. A short — very short — history of how the express companies can get that Christmas gift you ordered online delivered on time. In the form of a poem by Kenneth Button, Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University.

E-commerce booms in China – can express companies keep pace?

E-commerce booms in China – can express companies keep pace?

November 20, 2014 at 10:05 am 0 comments

HONG KONG — November 11 revealed more than just the profound growth in e-commerce in China. Singles Day in China on the 11th of November – a day of online shopping, not necessarily romance – spurred $9.3 billion of sales, and the truth is China’s express industry simply cannot keepRead More