Alternative Ways of Package Delivery: Boats, Bikes, and Electrical Vehicles

This past weekend was the last weekend of my Summer Break. I had two great weeks with my family in the South of France and one week around my home town Rotterdam. One of the final activities of this break was a visit to SAIL in Amsterdam, which entailed 8 friends, a launch, and two beer coolers. We saw a lot […]

How FedEx beats DHL

Last week I came across this picture somewhere on the internet. It really made me smile and I saved it immediately. What I forgot is to make a note where I found it, so I must apologize for not being able to mention that source, although the original source is most probably FedEx. It used to be mainly businesses that […]

Online shoppers don’t want next day delivery. Bring it later!

I regularly shop online. CD’s, sneakers and electronics are among my favorite items. I don’t know about you, but when I buy something online the little kid inside me wakes up and I want to play with my newly ordered toy NOW! The feeling is not so strong that I select same day delivery at check out, but I do […]

Boeing Delivers First 767 Freighter to FedEx Express

EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 4, 2013 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and FedEx Express, an operating company of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), celebrated today the delivery of the Memphis, Tenn.-based express shipping company’s first 767-300 freighter. The delivery supports the FedEx strategy to modernize its fleet with more efficient freighters. “Today’s delivery of our first 767 freighter is another step forward in […]

Deutsche Post DHL calls on its employees worldwide to act on their social responsibility

Ten thousands of employees mobilize for “Global Volunteer Day” for the third consecutive year Program now extended to the entire year Bonn, 09/05/2013, 10:00 AM CEST – Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading postal and logistics group, is calling on its employees, customers and partnering non-profit organizations worldwide for its third-ever “Global Volunteer Day”. As of this year, the program is […]

UPS To Purchase Two Costa Rican Companies, Boosts Customer Access To Global Markets

UPS announced it will purchase assets and operations of two Costa Rican based companies; small package delivery company Union Pak de Costa Rica, S.A.; and brokerage company SEISA Brokerage. Both companies have long-standing relationships with UPS as Authorized Service Contractors (ASC). Atlanta, September 04, 2013 – The additions will allow UPS to better connect Costa Rica’s expanding economy to regional and […]

The UPS Foundation Donates Over $7 Million To Community Safety Programs

UNICEF and The UPS Foundation partnered to provide emergency aid for Syrian refugees on Sept. 1 Atlanta, September 04, 2013 – On Sunday, September 1, The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS, and The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) partnered to airfreight 220,000 pounds of emergency aid to Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, to assist displaced Syrian children and families. The […]

DHL crowd sources deliveries in Stockholm with MyWays

Unique delivery service piloted for products ordered online Mobile app connects individuals for fast and flexible parcel delivery Stockholm, 09/03/2013, 10:00 AM CEST – DHL launched the unique MyWays platform to facilitate last-mile deliveries throughout Stockholm by involving the city’s residents. With the pilot, individuals now have the opportunity to deliver packages with products ordered online directly to other end consumers. […]

TNT Express explores sale of Dutch part of TNT Fashion

TNT Express announces it has decided to explore sale opportunities for the Dutch operations of its specialist fashion supply chain business TNT Fashion. Headquartered in Oldenzaal, the Netherlands, TNT Fashion Group BV, the Dutch legal entity of TNT Fashion, is a market leader in fashion, retail and lifestyle supply chain management. The company offers a wide range of supply chain services […]

UPS Introduces New Data Enhancements To Team Performance Index For 2013 NCAA® Football Season

Weekly Index, Created with Sports Information Leader STATS, Expands to Include “Quality of Opponent” Measurement To Rank Most Efficient Overall Teams in College Football Atlanta, August 26, 2013 – Global logistics leader UPS and STATS LLC, the world’s leading sports technology, data and content company, announced new data enhancements to be included in this season’s UPS Team Performance Index (TPI) for […]