“Twas the overnight before Christmas”

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?

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 keep up. E-commerce accounts for about […]

UPS 3Q volumes up across the board

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 through 30 September. What jumps out […]

FedEx is off to a strong start in fiscal 2015

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 of the company’s reporting segments (Express, […]

There’s no such thing as a free lunch

China’s express companies finally abandon “free” home delivery for online shoppers. It is no secret that the explosive growth of online shopping in China has driven equally explosive growth in the package delivery business. According to data from the State Post Bureau, China’s express companies delivered 9.2 billion pieces of goods in 2013, up 61.5% […]

YTO Express gets preliminary approval for air operations

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) granted initial approval for the launch of service later this year by YTO Express Airlines. According to data from the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, express companies in the country delivered 9.2 billion packages in 2013, up 61.6% over 2012. This raised the average annual growth rate […]

A strong year for ANA Cargo

All Nippon Airways reported cargo revenue up 15.2% to US$1.34 billion in its Fiscal Year 2013 (ended 31 March 2014). Cargo traffic for the year was up 16.4% to 3.41 billion RTKs. The gains came almost entirely on the back of the carrier’s strong performance in the international market, where its revenue was up 21.0% […]

Express drives DP-DHL’s first quarter

A strengthening Euro weighed on an otherwise strong quarter for Deutsche Post-DHL. The company reported first-quarter net income up 0.8% y-o-y to €502 million as total revenue increased 1.2% to €13.57 billion. Operating profit (EBIT) for the quarter was up 2.3% to €726 million. DP-DHL reports its operational and financial performance in four divisions, including the new […]
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