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The U.S. Postal Service announced price increases and new products for its shipping services next year, effective Jan. 2.
It was widely reported this summer that retailers were paying at least twice as much as last year in cargo freight costs, thanks to rising demand for imports combined with shrinking space on cargo ships. The situation in early summer had some merchants fearing they wouldn
Fasten your seatbelts and prepare your cargo for takeoff. On Aug. 1, the Cargo Screening Mandate goes into effect, requiring all of cargo transported on passenger aircraft to be screened.
A report released Jan. 11 says that import cargo volume at the nation
FedEx announced late last week that it will increase the standard list rates for FedEx Ground and FedEx Home Delivery by an average of 4.9%, effective Jan. 4. The increase will match a previously announced rate increase by rival carrier UPS.
As the busy holiday season gears up, FedEx SmartPost announced it is extending its service to small- and medium-sized shippers.
United Parcel Service on Sept. 28 launched a pilot program known as UPS Direct to Door.
FedEx SmartPost Returns Service uses the Postal Service’s Parcel Return Service. Participating retailers will include a prepaid label in the original shipment along with return instructions.
DHL will pay the federal government $9.4 million to settle a dispute involving shipments the company made to Iran, Sudan, and Syria that violated U.S. embargoes, according to the Associated Press. The Obama administration made the announcement on Aug. 6.
Despite the financial crisis burdening the U.S. Postal Service, Postmaster General John Potter says there won