UPS

By Jeff Berman · November 19, 2013
It is not a secret that high-tech supply chains are among the most fluid and complicated as they are faced with myriad challenges in getting their goods from production to purchase. These challenges and ways in which high-tech logistics executives address them were front and center in the fourth annual global UPS Change in the (Supply) Chain survey released today by UPS.
By Jeff Berman · November 15, 2013
Clean Energy Fuels Corp inked a multi-year bulk fueling agreement in which it will supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to two Texas-based private stations owned by transportation and logistics giant UPS in Mesquite and Houston and also will open three of its America’s Natural Gas Highway stations in Amarillo, Mesquite, and San Antonio, Texas to support the UPS over-the-road fleet. And it also said that Clean Energy in a separate agreement with UPS will open three of its America’s Natural Gas Highway stations in Amarillo, Mesquite, and San Antonio, Texas to support the UPS over-the-road fleet.
By Jeff Berman · October 25, 2013
Once again, transportation and logistics titans UPS and FedEx are calling for an incredibly busy holiday shopping season in the form of increased volumes, driven largely by e-commerce.
By Jeff Berman · October 25, 2013
Hitting its stride in the second half of year, UPS announced today that third quarter revenue jumped up 3.4 percent to $13.5 billion, and operating profit rose 133.5 percent to $1.8 billion. Quarterly earnings per share—at $1.16—increased 9.4 percent and edged Wall Street analysts’ expectations of $1.15 per share.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2013
UPS recently announced it has expanded its UPS Preferred Less-Than-Container Load (LCL) expedited ocean freight service between Asia and three Mexico-based locales in Monterrey, Mexico City, and Guadalajara.
By Jeff Berman · October 11, 2013
UPS this week rolled out a new service that offers shippers a guaranteed economical option for ground package delivery south of the U.S. border.
By Jeff Berman · October 9, 2013
Natural gas utilization continues to be a major action item for transportation and logistics bellwether UPS, with the company announcing this week that it will invest roughly $50 million to build another nine liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2013
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS recently rolled out new shipment service levels for its Temperature True Portfolio, which is comprised of various services focused on protecting temperature-sensitive healthcare products, which includes quality assurance support and 24/7 control tower monitoring.
By Jeff Berman · September 18, 2013
The Memphis-based company also said that quarterly revenue—at $11.0 billion—was up 2 percent, and operating income—at $795 million—saw a 7 percent gain. Operating margin—at 7.2 percent—moved up from 6.9 percent a year ago. FedEx reported earnings per share of $1.53, which was up 5.3 from $1.45 from last year, topping Wall Street estimates of $1.50 per share.
By Jeff Berman · September 17, 2013
The drivers for healthcare supply chain executives to make strategic supply chain investments and decisions are more than just a few, given the many moving parts of the healthcare supply chain. This was made clear in the sixth annual UPS “Pain in the (Supply) Chain” healthcare survey.
By Jeff Berman · August 15, 2013
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS announced this week that it opened up two new China-based contract logistics distribution facilities in Chengdu and Shanghai as part of its commitment to serve the growing domestic Chinese market.
By Jeff Berman · August 14, 2013
In a continued effort to improve service and maintain an efficient network through the Midwest, UPS Freight, the less-than-truckload (LTL) subsidiary of transportation and logistics bellwether UPS, opened up a second facility in Indianapolis, Ind. on Monday.
By LM Staff · August 14, 2013
Various media outlets are reporting that a UPS cargo plane crashed in a field while attempting to land at the Birmingham, Alabama airport around 6 a.m. ET today.
By Jeff Berman · August 12, 2013
Last week, Rotunda Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm, announced it sold off global logistics services provider Worldwide Express to an investment group, which included a significant investment from Worldwide’s management team.
By John D. Schulz · July 18, 2013
The company was dealt an historic rebuke when the largest union contract in North America covering 235,000 full- and part-time Teamsters at UPS’s parcel division rejected 18 side agreements known as supplemental agreements. The master parcel contract was passed by a narrow 53-47 margin.

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