Post Tagged with: "UPS"

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

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

Aircraft, Carriers, Express, News October 27, 2016 at 8:45 am

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]

Express, News, Photos+Videos September 23, 2016 at 10:24 am

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?

E-Commerce, Express, News August 23, 2016 at 10:57 am

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

E-Commerce, Earnings, Express, News August 1, 2016 at 9:54 am

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

Capacity & Demand, Carriers, Express, News, Traffic July 11, 2016 at 10:37 am

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

Tunisia-based Express Air Cargo's 737-300F.

An all-cargo airline for Tunisia?

Aircraft, Carriers, News June 23, 2016 at 10:22 am

A new cargo airline will soon be taking off from Enfidha’s Hammamet International Airport located 100km south of Tunisia’s capital city, Tunis. Express Air Cargo’s CEO, Anis Riahi confirmed to Cargo Facts his airline is preparing to commence operations in August, with an initial fleet consisting of two freighter-converted 737Read More

The express fleet in 2016 – Part II

The express fleet in 2016 – Part II

Aircraft, Asia, Carriers, Express, News May 17, 2016 at 8:56 am

Yesterday we began an analysis of the jet freighter fleets operated by and for the world’s express companies. In Part I we looked at the fleet as a whole and the way it has changed over the years (you can read that analysis here). Today we turn to a moreRead More

Express fleet continues modest growth

Express fleet continues modest growth

Aircraft, Express, News May 16, 2016 at 9:59 am

Today we begin a two-part analysis of the jet freighter fleets operated in express service worldwide. Tomorrow we will look at the fleet on an operator-by-operator basis, but here we examine the current makeup of the total fleet, and the way it has changed over the years. At the endRead More