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UPS tests drones that launch from atop its brown vans

UPS tests drones that launch from atop its brown vans

February 24, 2017 at 10:11 am 0 comments

UPS has repurposed its classic brown delivery vans to serve not only as parcel transporters, but also as roving drone command centers. In recent tests, retrofitted vans dispatch drones loaded with packages from the roof of the vehicle. The drones travel autonomously to their drop-site, and then return to theRead More

E-commerce challenges and opportunities in UPS’ fourth quarter

E-commerce challenges and opportunities in UPS’ fourth quarter

January 31, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

Take your pick: UPS reported either a quarter-billion dollar net loss or a one-and-a-half-billion dollar net profit for the fourth quarter of 2016. On an as-reported basis, UPS suffered a net fourth-quarter loss of $239 million, and an operating loss of $428 million, as revenue rose 5.5% to $16.93 billion.Read More

UPS and DHL on the acquisition trail

January 13, 2017 at 9:20 am 0 comments

Two of the world’s big three integrators have recently made significant acquisitions. UPS acquires Marken. UPS bought itself a Christmas present in the form of Marken, a privately-owned, US-based company that specializes in providing clinical trial logistics solutions to the life-sciences industry. The acquisition will provide a significant boost toRead More

Breaking News: UPS firm-orders 14 747-8Fs

Breaking News: UPS firm-orders 14 747-8Fs

October 27, 2016 at 8:45 am 0 comments

Shortly after warning investors that the 747-8F was facing an unprecedented level of future uncertainty as the program’s order backlog dwindled, Boeing announced a massive firm-order for fourteen of the jumbo freighters (and options for up to 14 more) from express giant UPS. The order was announced simultaneously with UPS’ releaseRead More

UPS successfully uses drone to make delivery where its trucks cannot [VIDEO]

UPS successfully uses drone to make delivery where its trucks cannot [VIDEO]

September 23, 2016 at 10:24 am 0 comments

Although it’s unlikely that economics could justify the replacement of all couriers with commercial drones in the near-term, UPS and its partner CyPhy Works have demonstrated the feasibility of using UAVs’ to make remote deliveries in difficult-to-access locations with a recent successful test. Yesterday, on 22 September, the pair launched aRead More

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Last-mile pick-up, and the revitalization of brick & mortar retail?

August 23, 2016 at 10:57 am 0 comments

Yesterday, we provided an overview of e-commerce growth around the world. Our focus was on the disruptive impact growing cross-border e-commerce in China has had on air freight forwarders and the way in which one forwarder has responded. You can read that analysis here, while today we shift our focus to last-mile delivery, andRead More

A UPS 757-200F loading at the company's Worldport hub in Louisville. The 757 is the most popular freighter among express airlines.

Strong gains in package volume for UPS

August 1, 2016 at 9:54 am 0 comments

UPS reported second-quarter net income up 3.2% y-o-y, to $1.27 billion, as total revenue rose 3.8% to $14.63 billion, driven by the strong operational performance of its air units. With the exception of Domestic Deferred Air, average daily package volumes were up for all products in both the US DomesticRead More

FedEx & Emirates top the cargo rankings in 2015

FedEx & Emirates top the cargo rankings in 2015

July 11, 2016 at 10:37 am 0 comments

After years of steadily rising through the ranks, Emirates became the world’s top international cargo carrier in 2013, and that dominance has grown in the two years since. The full rankings of the top fifty carriers, including international, domestic, and total traffic, are shown in the chart at the bottomRead More