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E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part III

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part III

April 14, 2017 at 10:10 am 0 comments

Today we conclude our three-part analysis of the worldwide express fleet. In Part I, we started with some background, and then a look at some of the smaller (and perhaps more interesting) companies. In Part II we looked at changes to the fleets of two of the three biggest players – FedExRead More

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part II

E-commerce drives express fleet expansion — Part II

April 13, 2017 at 10:40 am 0 comments

Today, in Part II of our annual analysis of the worldwide express fleet, we look at changes to the fleets of two of the three biggest players – FedEx and UPS. We start with TNT, which was acquired by FedEx last year. (You can read Part I here.) As part of FedEx’sRead More

UPS goes for 767 conversions

UPS goes for 767 conversions

April 6, 2017 at 10:18 am 0 comments

As I write this in Seattle this morning, a 767-300ER, in Japan Airlines livery, is passing overhead, en route from Tokyo (HND) to Goodyear (GYR) in the US. However, while the livery might make you think this is a JAL aircraft, the registration tells a different story. Until last month,Read More

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