Transportation ARCHIVE

The Internet of (Postal) Things Is Coming  Aug 21, 2015 8:24 AM By Mike O'Brien

Based on the Internet of Things, the U.S. Postal Service envisions a network of sensor-based connected devices to enhance services and drive efficiencies.

Shippers Weighing Options As Ports Jockey for Position  Aug 20, 2015 10:47 AM By Mike O'Brien

While cargo is flowing back to West coast ports after labor issues were settled, it’s growing faster at East and Gulf ports as shippers weigh their options.

Coyote Acquisition Helps UPS with Backhaul, Peak Season Demand  Aug 18, 2015 9:29 AM By Mike O'Brien

The ability to buy its way into the full truckload (FTL) brokerage sector and provide backhaul services are what led UPS to its $1.8B Coyote acquisition.

Macy’s To Expand Same-Day Delivery to 9 New Markets  Aug 04, 2015 1:06 PM By Mike O'Brien

After a successful fall pilot in 8 markets, Macy’s is expanding same-day delivery service to 9 additional metro areas, giving it greater reach than Amazon.

UPS to Acquire Coyote Logistics for $1.8 Billion  Aug 04, 2015 10:43 AM By MCM Staff

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

EU Probing FedEx’ Proposed Acquisition of TNT Express  Aug 03, 2015 9:02 AM By Mike O'Brien

The EU is investigating whether FedEx’ proposed acquisition of TNT Express would be an anti-competitive deal in the European parcel delivery market.

UPS Beats Q2 Earnings Estimate Even As Revenue Falls  Jul 29, 2015 4:34 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS’s Q2 earnings beat analyst estimates, even as revenue was slightly below expectations. Its B2B business gained from ecommerce, omnichannel and returns.

Supply Chain Risk: When Bad Things Happen to Good Cargo  Jul 28, 2015 12:05 PM By Dave Zamsky

As supply chains are often global in scope and impact fiscal health, supply chain risk is a major issue. Here are some steps to take to mitigate that risk.

UPS Capital Acquisition Enhances Luxury Goods Logistics Offering  Jul 17, 2015 3:48 PM By Mike O'Brien

UPS Capital has acquired the Insured Parcel Services (IPS) of G4S International Logistics, pushing further into the luxury goods market.

Supply Chain Capacity Issues Fueling Cost Increases, Report Finds  Jul 07, 2015 2:36 PM By Mike O'Brien

A new report found that delivery and warehouse capacity issues continue to impact supply chain costs, with retail being one of the hardest hit sectors.

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