Parcel

By Jeff Berman · January 31, 2012
Earlier today, transportation and parcel bellwether UPS reported that fourth quarter revenue jumped 6 percent annually to $14.2 billion, and adjusted operating profit was up 17.3 percent at $2.024 billion. Earnings per share at $1.28 saw a 21 percent improvement, topping Wall Street estimates of $1.26 per share.
By Jeff Berman · January 30, 2012
This offering will enable shippers to ship a box—weighing up to 70 pounds—anywhere in the U.S. for one price, $39.95.
By Jeff Berman · January 4, 2012
While it has only been a few months since Seattle-based EquaShip made its entrance into the parcel sector marketplace, the company appears to be highly committed to making itself a cost-efficient alternative for shippers that traditionally turn to the parcel duopoly of FedEx and UPS.
By Jeff Berman · December 14, 2011
The United States Postal Service said yesterday that it has agreed to delay the closing or consolidation of any Post Office or mail processing facility until May 15, 2012.
By Jeff Berman · December 5, 2011
FedEx Ground and FedEx Home delivery rates will increase by a net average of 4.9 percent.
By Jeff Berman · November 23, 2011
USPS officials said that prices for Priority Mail and Express Mail will increase by an average of 3.1 percent and 3.3 percent, respectively, and added that the Postal Regulatory Commission will review the prices before they take effect on January 22, 2012.
By Jeff Berman · November 21, 2011
Non-contractual 2012 rates will be comprised of a net increase of 4.9 percent for UPS ground packages and a net increase of 4.9 percent on all UPS air services and U.S. origin international shipments
By LM Staff · October 25, 2011
December 12 looks to be a pretty busy day for FedEx. The transportation bellwether said this week it expects to move more than 17 million shipments through its global networks on that day.
By Jeff Berman · October 25, 2011
Quarterly revenue for Big Brown—at $13.2 billion—was up 8.0 percent annually, and operating profit—at $1.61 billion—was up 0.2 percent. Earnings per share—at $1.06—saw a 14 percent year-over-year increase, topping Wall Street expectations of $1.05 per share.
By Jeff Berman · October 21, 2011
EquaShip aims to provide smaller shippers with cost-savings that are typically only available to large enterprise shippers.
By Jeff Berman · October 19, 2011
At a time when it is facing myriad financial headwinds, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced yesterday that it has raised prices for various services and products, effective January 22, 2012.
By Jeff Berman · September 15, 2011
A week after a Senate committee held a hearing to examine the current state of the United States Postal Service and recent proposals to improve its financial condition, the USPS today announced proposed changes to its network that it said would deliver $3 billion in annual savings.
By Jeff Berman · September 7, 2011
The financial travails of the United States Postal Service were on full display at a hearing hosted by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs yesterday.
By Jeff Berman · May 26, 2011
Following a December announcement in which Netherlands-based TNT N.V., a provider of mail and courier services and the fourth largest global parcel operator announced its intentions to “de-merge” operations by separating its Express and Mail operations into two separate companies, the company’s shareholders yesterday signed off on the move.
By Jeff Berman · May 2, 2011
The company has released JDA Transportation & Logistics Management 6.3.4, which company officials said is the “second phase” of its post i2 acquisition transportation and logistics product roadmap integration plan rolled out in April 2010.

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