FedEx

By Jeff Berman · January 8, 2016
Earlier today, FedEx and TNT NV announced that the proposed $4.8 billion acquisition of TNT by FedEx received the news they were hoping to hear from the European Commission (EC), with the companies saying they obtained the unconditional approval of the EC and the EC concluding this deal does not raise any competition concerns.
By Jeff Berman · November 30, 2015
The planned acquisition of TNT NV by FedEx moved one step closer to fruition last week, when the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) signed off on the deal in the form of getting U.S. antitrust permission to merge, according to a Reuters report.
By Jeff Berman · November 2, 2015
The companies said that the acceptance period was extended because not all offer conditions, specifically, the Offer Condition relating to Competition Clearances, were fulfilled upon expiry of the initial Acceptance Period on October 30.
By Jeff Berman · October 29, 2015
With the days falling off the calendar leading up to the holiday season, the ongoing influence and emergence of e-commerce on supply chain management shows no signs of stopping. That was a major takeaway of a keynote speech given by Henry Maier, president and CEO of FedEx Ground at the University of Rhode Island’s Supply Chain Management Forum earlier this week.
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 · October 22, 2015
Earlier this week, FedEx union pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) signed a new contract with FedEx management, which takes effect in November and becomes amendable in 2021. As for its chief competitor, UPS, though, things are not as harmonious, with the Independent Pilots Association (IPA), the trade union representing UPS pilots recently saying leadership called on its 2,528 members to authorize a pilot strike against UPS.
By Jeff Berman · October 21, 2015
Following news earlier this month that the planned $4.8 billion acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT-NV and a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, by FedEx may be showing signs of coming closer to fruition, with TNT’s shareholders formally giving their blessing on the proposed deal, the deal’s prospects improved further yesterday.
By Jeff Berman · October 20, 2015
ALPA said that the new contract takes effect in November and becomes amendable in 2021. And it added that the new contract is comprised of across-the-board increases for hourly pay rates and new-hire compensation, a significant signing bonus, retirement plan enhancements, and work-rule improvements, among other positive modifications.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2015
UPS announced yesterday that it has rolled out its 2016 rate increases for various service offerings.
By Jeff Berman · October 5, 2015
The planned $4.8 billion acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT-NV and a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator, by FedEx may be showing signs of coming closer to fruition, with TNT’s shareholders formally giving their blessing on the proposed deal.
By Jeff Berman · September 23, 2015
Data from a San Diego-based parcel consultancy Shipware LLC showed this week that after raising its fuel surcharge index in February, it will raise it again, effective November 2.
By Jeff Berman · September 17, 2015
Rate increases will take effect for FedEx Express U.S. domestic, U.S. export, and U.S. import services, effective January 4, 2016. FedEx Express will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent for U.S. domestic, U.S. export and U.S. import services, and FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent. FedEx SmartPost rates will also change. And FedEx Freight will increase shipping rates by an average of 4.9 percent.
By Jeff Berman · September 16, 2015
Quarterly net income at $692 million was up 5.6 percent annually, and revenue at $12.3 billion was up 4.9 percent. Operating income at $692 million was up 5.6 percent. Quarterly operating margin—at 9.3 percent—saw a 2.2 percent annual gain, and earnings per share of $2.42 were up 6.7 percent but were below Wall Street estimates of $2.45 per share.
By Jeff Berman · August 18, 2015
Following an announcement made it made earlier this month, the European Commission said late last week that it has pushed back its previous deadline of December 8 to January 13 in regards to FedEx’ planned acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT-NV.
By Jeff Berman · August 3, 2015
The current status of FedEx’ planned acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT-NV and a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator for $4.8 billion, which was initially announced in April, remains in flux, with continued actions being taken by the European Commission.

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