UPS

By Jeff Berman · January 3, 2017
UPS said late last month it officially completed its acquisition of Marken, a provider of global supply chain solutions for the life sciences industry based in Durham, NC and London, England. The acquisition was originally announced by UPS in early November, coming a little more than three months after saying it had expanded logistics capabilities for clinical trials. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
By Jeff Berman · December 13, 2016
A report in the Wall Street Journal suggests that the uptick in e-commerce may be taking its toll to a degree, with the companies “straining to keep up with holiday shipping volumes that have blown past expectations, delaying the delivery of some of the millions of online orders shoppers have placed since Thanksgiving.”
By Jeff Berman · November 22, 2016
After announcing rate increases for various service offerings in early September, global transportation and logistics bellwether UPS recently announced additional pricing hikes on its website late last week.
By Jeff Berman · November 14, 2016
Following the announcement to authorize a strike vote last month, union-represented aircraft mechanics and other workers for UPS made that initiative official today.
By Jeff Berman · November 10, 2016
UPS said earlier today it will break ground on a $400 million Atlanta-based regional package sorting hub, which will be located on the west side of the city. This hub is part of the company’s multi-year investment plan to modernize and expand its global network, which also includes other new facilities and acquiring new cargo aircraft.
By Jeff Berman · October 24, 2016
The Teamsters said that a strike by UPS aircraft mechanics would halt the company’s global shipping operation, noting that the company delivers more than 1.6 million packages a day during the lead-up to the holidays.
By MMH Staff · October 18, 2016
The system has increased throughput by 12%, while also reducing dimensional weight shipping costs by 66%.
By LM Staff · October 13, 2016
Earlier this week, UPS announced it has expanded its UPS Worldwide Express Plus earliest morning package service to an additional 28 countries, as well as intending to add 200 new hybrid electric delivery trucks to its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.
By Jeff Berman · October 12, 2016
Union-represented aircraft mechanics and other worker for UPS are taking UPS to task, saying yesterday that as they head into contract negotiations with UPS, the company is calling for a massive reduction in both active and retiree health benefits for 1,200 maintenance workers.
By Jeff Berman · September 20, 2016
Perhaps the most significant change announced by FedEx is that fuel surcharges for FedEx Express and FedEx Ground will be adjusted on a weekly basis instead of the current process in which adjustments are made on a monthly basis with a two-month lag between U.S. government published fuel indexes and the fuel surcharges.
By Jeff Berman · September 2, 2016
In earlier fashion than usual, UPS yesterday rolled out United States rate changes that will go into effect in the coming weeks and months.
By Jeff Berman · August 31, 2016
Following the announcement of reaching a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor deal at the end of June, UPS Airlines and the Independent Pilots Association said today that the new deal is now official.
By Jeff Berman · August 30, 2016
Transportation and logistics titan UPS last week announced it has broken ground on the expansion of its Louisville, Ky.-based Centennial Hub.
By Jeff Berman · August 19, 2016
UPS said this week it has made changes for U.S. to Canada routes that it said will help businesses and online shoppers receive items from U.S shippers and retailers one day earlier.
By LM Staff · August 12, 2016
UPS Worldwide Freight Express is now offered in 66 origin and 64 destination countries and territories.

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