UPS

By Jeff Berman · October 19, 2017
In early October, UPS said it was in contract talks with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) on new collective bargaining agreements. And yesterday the Teamsters National Negotiating Committee met to set the bargaining agreements to “fight for the contract we deserve.”
By Jeff Berman · October 10, 2017
UPS and the IBT are currently working on a five-year contract that is set to expire on July 31, 2018. The organizations have has contractual relationships going back to the 1930s.
By Jeff Berman · October 5, 2017
Global e-commerce powerhouse Amazon is hard at work on a new delivery service offering that is geared towards making more products available for free two-day delivery while helping to relieve overcrowded warehouses, a Bloomberg report stated today. Citing two people “familiar with the plan,” Bloomberg said that this initiative will drive Amazon more deeply into services typically handled for the Seattle-based company by UPS and FedEx.
By Jeff Berman · October 4, 2017
Global freight transportation and logistics titan UPS and Polonez Parcel Service, a consumer-to-consumer consolidate shipping service into Poland and other countries, said today that they have teamed up in an agreement that enables United States-based Polonez Parcel Service customers the ability to leverage “an easy parcel drop-off point” through the more than 8,700 UPS Access Points, which includes 5,000 The UPS Store locations.
By Jeff Berman · September 28, 2017
This JV will focus on developing and providing international delivery services from China to the United States at first and subsequently to other trade lanes, as well as enable UPS and SF to leverage their complimentary networks, service portfolios, technologies, and logistics expertise
By Jeff Berman · August 9, 2017
UPS this week introduced a new online offering-set to debut on August 14 in the United States and August 28 in 43 other countries-that enables e-commerce merchants to customize return shipments according to their policy.
By Jeff Berman · August 7, 2017
With a focus on providing customers and shippers in more than 200 markets and 150 currencies the ability to leverage a secure, digital platform to conduct and perform B2B (business-to-business) transactions protected by licensed escrow, UPS Capital, a financial services subsidiary of UPS, announced a new offering today through a collaboration with cross-border payments company Payoneer.
By Jeff Berman · August 4, 2017
Like its biggest competitor, UPS, did in June, FedEx yesterday rolled out a peak, or holiday season, surcharge. FedEx said that it will not apply residential Holiday Season surcharges, save for packages that need additional handling, are oversized, or unauthorized.
By Jeff Berman · August 2, 2017
Pricing and adjusting networks to meet expected volume gains are key for the duopoly.
By Jeff Berman · July 27, 2017
Quarterly revenue for the Atlanta-based transportation and logistics bellwether at $15.7 billion was up 7.7% annually, and earnings per share at $1.58 was up 11% compared to last year and ahead of Wall Street estimates of $1.46. Operating profit was up 8.7% at $2.2 billion.
By Jeff Berman · July 11, 2017
UPS executive offers up thoughts on e-commerce, delivery trends, and meeting customer expectations.
By Jeff Berman · June 19, 2017
During certain weeks in November and December this year, shippers and consumers need to prepare to pay a little more for deliveries handled by UPS in the form of a new peak shipping charge.
By Jeff Berman · June 6, 2017
UPS said this week it has opened up a new, 76,000 square-foot, Bogtota, Colombia-based healthcare facility, which is geared towards helping pharmaceutical, biopharma, and medical device companies with their global supply chains for expansion into and intra-transport and export from Latin America.
By Jeff Berman · May 26, 2017
UPS and SF Holding, the parent company of leading integrated express logistics service provider in China, SF Express, said they plan to launch a joint venture, focusing on developing and providing international delivery services.
By Jeff Berman · May 11, 2017
Entitled UPS Express Critical, the company said examples of these shipments include things like aircraft parts or surgical tools that are particularly germane to the specific industries like healthcare, manufacturing, and aerospace, which place a high level of importance on speed of delivery.

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