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This Week in Parcel: February 23, 2024

This Week in Parcel: February 23, 2024

This week in parcel, Amazon pushes for more sustainable packaging, declines in freight volume level off, and disruptions in the Red Sea haven’t been felt in the U.S. thanks to better preparation. Amazon pushes for less packaging in its Ships…

This Week in Parcel: February 16, 2024

This Week in Parcel: February 16, 2024

This week in parcel, the U.S. Postal Service reports a gain in package shipping volume, FedEx reveals customers’ preferred return option, and shippers start thinking about 2024 peak season returns. The U.S. Postal Service sees gains in package shipping volume…

This Week in Parcel: February 9, 2024

This Week in Parcel: February 9, 2024

This week in parcel, UPS loses volume from its top shippers, the Logistics Managers’ Index report hints that the buyer’s market is nearing an end, and Parcel Industry emphasizes the importance of data. UPS is losing volume from top customers…

This Week in Parcel: February 2, 2024

This Week in Parcel: February 2, 2024

This week in parcel, UPS cuts thousands of jobs, delivery giants struggle with their climate goals, and Amazon uses its $1 billion investment fund to improve last mile delivery and automated vehicle technology. UPS is cutting thousands of jobs On…

This Week in Parcel: January 26, 2024

This Week in Parcel: January 26, 2024

This week in parcel, UPS and FedEx reintroduce an old service, FedEx awaits negotiations between pilots and the USPS, and shippers scale back on carriers. After four years, UPS and FedEx bring back 2nd Day Air morning services On Tuesday,…

This Week in Parcel: January 19, 2024

This Week in Parcel: January 19, 2024

This week in parcel, ocean freight rates climb amid troubles in the Red Sea, FedEx announces plans for a new ecommerce platform, and demand surcharges are still in effect. Ocean freight rates climb due to Red Sea crisis Ocean freight…

This Week in Parcel: January 5, 2024

This Week in Parcel: January 5, 2024

This week in parcel, Amazon’s footprint and the importance of cross-border ecommerce grow, while retailers look to combat return losses. Cross-border ecommerce is here to stay Cross-border ecommerce has surged over the last four years. By 2030, the B2C ecommerce…

This Week in Parcel: December 22, 2023

This Week in Parcel: December 22, 2023

This week in parcel, TransImpact releases its 2024 GRI Comparison Report as FedEx and UPS reveal their 2023 struggles. Why FedEx and UPS’s 5.9% GRIs aren’t equal Although UPS and FedEx both announced matching 5.9% general rate increases (GRIs), there…

This Week in Parcel: December 15, 2023

This Week in Parcel: December 15, 2023

This week in parcel, FedEx announces demand surcharges for 2024, customers emphasize the importance of last-mile delivery success, and fuel prices drop. FedEx announces 2024 demand surcharges As expected, FedEx announced demand surcharges effective January 15, 2024. Although the surcharges…

This Week in Parcel: December 8, 2023

This Week in Parcel: December 8, 2023

This week in parcel, FedEx and UPS release new Fuel Surcharge tables and gain volume from regional carriers, and returns increase. FedEx and UPS win over volume during Black Friday During the week of Black Friday, UPS and FedEx won…

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