Transportation ARCHIVE

Chinese Ecommerce Market Exploding But Logistics Tricky  Jul 22, 2014 12:16 PM By Mike O'Brien

While the Chinese ecommerce market is growing wildly, getting goods there can prove tricky, attendees were told at Multichannel Merchant’s Growing Global conference.

Incoming UPS CEO Backs Trade Agreements  Jul 22, 2014 11:49 AM By Mike O'Brien

Incoming UPS CEO David Abney said the company has to focus on growing international economies, better use technology and keeping the focus on employees.

NRF: June Port Traffic Highest in Five Years  Jul 09, 2014 5:42 PM By Mike O'Brien

July port traffic is projected to be at the highest level in five years, the NRF reports, as west coast port negotiations go on.

Report: UPS to Invest $1B in European Ops, Mostly Germany  Jul 08, 2014 10:17 AM By Mike O'Brien

UPS plans to invest $1 billion in its European operations over the next three to five years, mostly focused on Germany, according to CFO Kurt Kuehn.

IDS Acquires Aspen Logistics  Jul 07, 2014 3:34 PM By MCM Staff

The purchase of Aspen builds on Plainfield, IN-based IDS’s strategy in e-fulfillment to serve 90% of the US with 2-day ground service, a critical component in the rapidly expanding ecommerce market.

Two Sides Still Talking As West Coast Ports Remain Open  Jul 02, 2014 1:56 PM By Mike O'Brien

As the deadline passed July 1, the two sides continuing talking to avert a west coast port strike.

Study: West Coast Port Strike Could Cost U.S. Economy $2.5B Per Day  Jun 27, 2014 3:43 PM By Mike O'Brien

A joint NRF/NAM study found a West Coast port strike could cost the U.S. economy up to $2.5 billion per day.

FedEx Q4 Net Income Up 141%, Revenue Gains 4%  Jun 20, 2014 3:45 PM By Mike O'Brien

FedEx reported revenue was up 4% and net income up 141% for the fourth quarter ended May 31.

Walmart to Open New Ecommerce Distribution Center in Indiana  Jun 20, 2014 10:13 AM By Mike O'Brien

Walmart will open a 1.2 million sf distribution center in Indiana by 2015 that will distribute goods to more than 160 million people in two days or less.

A Practical Guide to Addressing Dimensional Weight Pricing  Jun 19, 2014 5:03 PM By Mike O'Brien

MCM contributor Curt Barry offers practical information for shippers in light of dimensional weight pricing moves by major carriers.






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