UPS

By Jeff Berman · February 3, 2015
UPS today reported today that fourth quarter revenue increased 6.1 percent to $15.895 billion, and operating profit was off 60.5 percent annually at $754 million. Earnings per share were flat at $1.25 and were in line with earnings pre-guidance it recently issued that called for earnings per share to come in at $1.25.
By Noel P. Bodenburg · February 1, 2015
The explosive growth of e-commerce and the impact it has had on small package and LTL deliveries has forced carriers to turn the tables and push the inefficiency penalty back to the shipper. Bottom line: It’s time to re-think your packaging—or get ready to cut a bigger check.
By Patrick Burnson · January 27, 2015
Unlike other shipping companies, the Postal Service is not implementing any new dimensional weight charges with this pricing proposal
By Jeff Berman · January 23, 2015
For the fourth quarter of 2014, UPS said it anticipates adjusted diluted earnings per share of roughly $1.25, with full-year 2014 adjusted diluted earnings per share at $4.75, which represents a 3.9 percent annual gain over 2013’s adjusted earnings per share of $4.57, with full-year 2014 diluted earnings pegged at around $3.28 per share, which is 28.9 percent below 2013’s $4.61.
By Jeff Berman · January 16, 2015
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS said this week it has rolled out international facility expansions at three different locations, two based in Germany and one in the Netherlands.
By Jeff Berman · January 16, 2015
Holiday package deliveries faced a far less bumpy road in 2014 compared to 2013.
By Jeff Berman · January 8, 2015
This service, which functions as an express freight service geared towards urgent, time-sensitive, and high-value international shipments, was initially launched by Big Brown in January 2013.
By Jeff Berman · December 16, 2014
UPS said this week that it has added significant space to some of its North America-based distribution facilities, which the company increases the total size of its supply chain solutions network size by roughly 1.2 million square-feet. The company’s total global supply chain solutions network is comprised of 596 facilities and about 32.8 million square-feet. UPS offers various services at these facilities, including: warehousing and fulfillment inventory, transportation and returns management; custom kitting and packaging; and store-ready displays.
By LM Staff · November 14, 2014
The Atlanta-based company’s management team made presentations based on theme of “Networked for Growth,” which was comprised of various plans geared towards future revenue and profitability.
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By Charlie Tanner · November 10, 2014
The Chinese middle class is an expanding market with a growing appreciation of Western products. At more than 300 million people-expected to reach 600 million by 2020-it's a tempting target. By 2016 there will be more than 730 million internet users and more than 380 million online shoppers. But what are the issues and challenges of doing business in such a vast and complex country? How do you get started? How do you reach such a vast audience? What's the infrastructure like? What are the regulatory concerns? How do you fulfill and deliver the goods?
By Jeff Berman · November 10, 2014
In an effort to meet anticipated holiday season demand in the form of double-digit volume growth, the United States Postal Service (USPS) last week said that it plans to deliver packages seven days per week in major cities and volume areas, effective November 17 through Christmas Day, December 25.
By Jeff Berman · October 29, 2014
Monday, December 22 is pegged as UPS's peak delivery day, as the company expects to deliver more than 34 million packages that day, adding that it expects to see six days in December top last year’s peak shipment day delivery record of 31 million packages.
By Patrick Burnson · October 24, 2014
UPS today announced diluted earnings per share of $1.32 for the third quarter 2014, a 13.8% improvement over the prior year period. Operating profit increased 8.3%, resulting from balanced growth across all three segments.
By Jeff Berman · October 10, 2014
UPS My Choice will be available to consumers in 15 more countries throughout North America and Europe, and UPS Access Point locations are now accessible in New York and Chicago with plans in store for future growth.
By Jeff Berman · October 7, 2014
Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS said this week it has acquired i-Parcel LLC, an Edison, N.J.-based global e-commerce logistics services provider focused on helping internet retailers with their international online shopping experience.

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