Post Tagged with: "Express"

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

UPS 3Q volumes up across the board

UPS 3Q volumes up across the board

October 27, 2014 at 10:48 am 0 comments

UPS reported third-quarter net income up 10.7% y-o-y to $1.21 billion as total revenue rose 5.7% to $14.29 billion. Operating profit for the quarter was up 8.3% to $1.95 billion. The chart at right shows the company’s financial and operational results for both the third quarter and the year throughRead More

FedEx is off to a strong start in fiscal 2015

FedEx is off to a strong start in fiscal 2015

September 19, 2014 at 10:11 am 0 comments

FedEx reported net income up 23.9% y-o-y in the first quarter of its 2015 fiscal year to $606 million, as total revenue rose 6.0% to $11.68 billion. Operating income for the quarter was up 24.2% to $987 million. The gains were driven by strong operational performance in all three ofRead More