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Amazon Prime Days are expected to see its highest-ever volumes
October 13, 2020
With e-commerce activity reaching unprecedented levels, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has brought an increased focus on this week’s Amazon Prime Days, which are Tuesday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 14. The global e-commerce titan has often described Amazon Prime Days as “a 2-day parade of epic deals,” and there is no question that remains the case today, too. Now in its sixth year, Amazon Prime Days have become an event eagerly awaited and anticipated by consumers, and, from...
Q&A: Jerry Hempstead, president of Hempstead Consulting
September 9, 2020
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently caught up with Jerry Hempstead, principal of Orlando-based Hempstead Consulting. The pair discussed a wide range of parcel-related topics, including: the impact of COVID-19 on rates and pricing; peak surhcharges; the e-commerce supply chain; and the current status of the United States Postal Service, among others.
An In-depth Look at Parcel and Express Markets
August 6, 2020
In this podcast, Jeff Berman, Group News Editor for Logistics Management and the Peerless Media Supply Chain Group, interviews one of the foremost parcel and express delivery experts in the market, Jerry Hempstead, president of Hempstead Consulting.
FedEx Rolls Out Rate Increases For 2018
September 19, 2017
FedEx Corp. has announced that it is raising shipping rates beginning Jan. 1, 2018, with the shipping company saying that FedEx Freight, Express, Ground and Home Delivery shipping rates in the U.S. will increase by an average of 4.9%, among other rates.
Judge Finds UPS Liable for Shipments of Cigarettes
March 28, 2017
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest said UPS is liable for having illegally shipped hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York, depriving the state and New York City of millions of dollars of taxes.
Parcel Market Trends & Advice for Shippers
March 2, 2017
This industry expert panel provides an update on all the market shifts in store for parcel shippers, especially when it comes to pricing, service and managing an e-commerce centric supply chain.
FedEx Officially Acquires TNT Express in $4.8B Deal
May 25, 2016
The acquisition combines the strengths of the companies - the world’s largest air express network and an unparalleled European road network, which will expand the existing FedEx portfolio and reshape the global transportation and logistics industry.
2016 Logistics Rate Outlook: A Global Ripple Effect
January 11, 2016
Trade and transport analysts see a negative international market outlook worsen, though some contend that this trend could be reversed later in the year, meanwhile, logistics managers should brace for a volatile period of rate fluctuation.
UPS Rolls Out 2016 Rate Increases
October 16, 2015
The rate and surcharge changes are to address the impact of increased costs, changing demand for select UPS products and other market factors.
FedEx Q1 Earnings Rise, Miss Wall Street Estimates
September 17, 2015
Package delivery company FedEx Corp reported a higher quarterly net profit, but missed Wall Street estimates as weak global economic conditions and the strong U.S. dollar weighed on results.