Wednesday 8th Apr 2020 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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How big is the threat from Uber-style deliveries?

The idea of Uber-style delivery services has been around for a couple of years now – and only a couple of months ago we reported Walmart’s plans to trial such services in the United States.

UPS delivers quicker delivery times

UPS delivers quicker delivery times

UPS has introduced faster ground connections from the UK to Switzerland, Poland, Czech Republic and the Baltic States cutting 24 hours from the delivery time for its standard service.

FedEx finalises TNT takeover

FedEx Corporation has completed its takeover of TNT Express in a €4.4 billion deal that has taken a year to complete. David Bronczek, president and CEO, FedEx Express, announced the completion of the deal at a press conference.

Time to track the consumer?

There was a time when it was considered cutting edge for a parcels company to be able to keep track of its parcels. But things move on and now, it seems, the really important thing is to track the recipients.

International profits rise at UPS

International operating profit at UPS increased 15 per cent to $574 million, while US Domestic operating margin expanded on solid revenue growth and reduced per unit costs.

UPS to invest $100m in CNG trucks

UPS is to invest $100 million in compressed natural gas for its transport fleet, building 12 additional CNG fuelling stations and adding 380 CNG tractors to its fleet.

Dünnwald becomes CEO of DHL Parcel

Achim Dünnwald has been appointed CEO of DHL Parcel, which is responsible for the German and European parcel business of Deutsche Post DHL Group.

France fines express operators €672m

Twenty express logistics companies have been fined a total of more than €672 million (£490m) by the French Competition Authority for price fixing between 2004 and 2010.

Parcel volumes rise at Royal Mail

Parcels revenue rose one per cent to £1.48 billion at Royal Mail in the half year to 27th September, offsetting a three per cent decline in letters revenue.

UK SMEs confident of export growth

UK SMEs are more confident about export growth with 42 per cent of companies expecting export volumes to grow and 45 per cent expecting them to hold stable, according to the latest survey commissioned by UPS.

UPS expands worldwide express service

UPS is expanding its UPS Worldwide Express service to more than 41,000 new postal codes around the world – the largest one-time expansion of the service in the carrier’s history.

Government rejects key City Link proposals

The government has rejected a proposal that employees should be given preference in the order of payments of an insolvent business. The recommendation was made by Parliament’s Scottish Affairs and Business, Innovation and Skills Committees following the insolvency of City Link last Christmas.

UPS completes Coyote acquisition

UPS has completed the acquisition of Coyote Logistics in a $1.8 billion deal that adds large scale full-truck-load and other transport management services to the UPS portfolio.

FedEx start €4.4bn TNT bid process

FedEx launches its €4.4 billion bid for TNT Express today and shareholders have until 30th October to make up their minds on the deal.

FedEx-TNT deal faces EU scrutiny

The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into the proposed acquisition of TNT Express by FedEx.

UPS to acquire Coyote Logistics

UPS is to acquire Coyote Logistics, a US technology-driven, non-asset based truckload freight brokerage company for $1.8 billion from Warburg Pincus.

DHL eCommerce expands China operations

DHL eCommerce has expanded its cross-border and domestic e-commerce service operations in China, with the opening of a new terminal in Shanghai.

Operating profit rises at TNT

TNT’s operating profit rose to  €19 million in the second quarter, from €3m in the second quarter of 2014. Revenue was up 6.2 per cent to €1.76 billion.

The bright star of the mail market

Royal Mail’s share price rose after Whistl revealed that it was abandoning its end-to-end service. However, the move was less pleasing for the regulator, Ofcom, which has now launched a “fundamental review of the regulation of Royal Mail”.

First quarter loss for TNT

TNT, which is the subject of a takeover bid from FedEx, made an operating loss of €11m in the first quarter despite a 1.3 per cent rise in turnover to €1.6 billion.

But what will the Eurocrats say?

It’s not the first time that FedEx has been linked with a bid for TNT. Back in 2008, shares in TNT rocketed after reports that FedEx was planning to mount a bid.

DHL Supply Chain pushes ahead with profits

DHL Supply Chain increased profits faster than sales last year, Deutsche Post DHL has revealed in its annual results. Group CEO Frank Appel said: “In 2014 we were able to further successfully execute Strategy 2015 despite the lack of significant tailwind from the global economy. 

Online shoppers look for delivery alternatives

Online shoppers all around the world are looking for alternate delivery options – and demand is especially high in Asia, where 45 per cent of respondents to a UPS survey said they would prefer to have their online order delivered to locations other than their home.

Online: time to focus on cost to serve

John Lewis is one of the winners out of Christmas 2014 with online sales growth of 19 per cent. Nevertheless, managing director Andy Street told the BBC: “My personal hope is that this is the high water mark for Black Friday. I don’t think we can put the genie back in the bottle but do […]

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