Peak Season

By Jeff Berman · November 3, 2017
Last week’s UPS third quarter earnings call was as busy as it gets in many ways. Not only did the transportation and logistics bellwether talk about its quarterly results, which were very strong to be sure, it also talked about its planned 2018 rate increases, a recent acquisition, and, not to be overlooked, its Peak Season preparation.
By Jeff Berman · October 26, 2017
Third quarter earnings results issued today by Atlanta-based UPS were solid despite challenges posed during the quarter as a result of multiple hurricanes and other natural disasters. Revenue for the quarter was up 7% annually to $15.798 billion, with earnings per share up 1 cent to $1.45, meeting Wall Street expectations. Operating profit, at $2.035 billion, was up slightly over last year’s $2.034 billion.
By Jeff Berman · August 14, 2017
As it indicated in its previous report, data recently issued by San Francisco-based freight forwarding and customs brokerage services provider Flexport in its July 2017 Market Update continues to pinpoint the pairing of rising volumes and rates with Peak Season here.
By Jeff Berman · August 2, 2017
Pricing and adjusting networks to meet expected volume gains are key for the duopoly.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2016
LM caught up with Dicom Transportation Group CEO Scott Dobak on various industry trends like freight volumes, inventory levels, and Peak Season.
By Jeff Berman · July 22, 2016
As is the case with various facets of supply chain management and logistics, it seems like many things these days are more fluid than they used to be. And when it comes to Peak Season, it is clearly not an exception.
By Jeff Berman · October 26, 2015
The Memphis-based transportation and logistics bellwether said that it is predicting it will move 317 million shipments between Black Friday and Christmas, which, if that number is reached, will stand as a new company record and be up 12.4 percent annually compared to 2014 holiday season volumes.
By Jeff Berman · July 21, 2015
While nearly one-third of LM survey respondents note Peak Season has a significant impact on operations, industry experts say it will not be much to write home about this year
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2014
The topic of Peak Season planning was cited fairly often at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference late last month.
By Jeff Berman · August 4, 2014
When it comes to efficient and effective planning for Peak Season, transportation and logistics bellwether UPS is leaving no stone unturned.
By Jeff Berman · July 21, 2014
Even with potential labor gridlock on the horizon, the findings of a Logistics Management reader survey found that there is increased optimism towards a 2014 Peak Season.
By Jeff Berman · July 19, 2013
Despite similar outlook to last year, slightly more than half of shippers expect a more active Peak Season.
By Jeff Berman · July 8, 2013
With the first half of 2013 officially in the books, the most recent edition of the Global Port Tracker report from Hackett Associates and the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics states that minimal-to-slow growth is likely to remain intact for the foreseeable future.
By Jeff Berman · October 24, 2012
Things regarding Peak simply are not the same as they used to be in many respects, the biggest one being that in recent years it has failed to live up to the billing for obvious reasons.
By Jeff Berman · September 24, 2012
The outlook for 2012 Peak Season is similar to the economy; it is slow going.

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