Loss of belly capacity hobbles USPS

Large-scale domestic and international passenger flight reductions resulting from the COVID-19 crisis have created capacity problems for postal providers. With mail accounting for approximately 3% of international freight traffic, the post’s loss might mean new business opportunities for all-cargo and express companies. Due to airline travel restrictions and cancellations, the United States Postal Service is […]

How important is Amazon to the US domestic air freight and express business?

Amazon is big. In 2018, the company’s share of US e-commerce sales reached around 50%. E-commerce itself accounts for about 15% of total US retail spending. But how big is Amazon for the domestic air freight and express business? And has Amazon’s growth come at the detriment for FedEx and UPS? To be clear, Amazon […]

Amazon Airlines? Maybe, but maybe not.

Amazon seems to be saying “maybe not,” but in a way that is open to a wide variety of interpretation. We have covered Amazon’s move into the air freight business extensively. You can read our most recent analysis here, but the condensed version is that, in September 2015, Amazon set up a trial overnight express network […]

[EXCLUSIVE] Amazon building its own overnight airfreight operation, sources say

Amazon.com Inc. is creating a logistics operation that will include overnight air operations in the US domestic market, potentially including the acquisition of at least 20 freighter aircraft, Cargo Facts has learned. Currently, Amazon ships most of its parcels through United Parcel Service, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service. The change to an inhouse […]

Another huge loss for the USPS

The US Postal Service reported a net loss of $1.9 billion in its second fiscal quarter (ended 31 March). While growing package service volumes (including last mile delivery for express companies) increased, driving total revenue for the quarter up 2.3% to $16.73 billion, the USPS faces continuing decline in volume and revenue for its core […]
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