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UPS and FedEx Shipment Spike During Prime Day

Stephanie 6/18/2021 7:54:34 PM

As you all may know, Prime Day is right around the corner! With that being said, it is important to keep our carriers who deliver our packages in mind. UPS shipments will spike during this time and every year subsequently network volumes rise. Please be sure to utilize air service rather than ground for any urgent shipments.    Carriers as in UPS and FedEx have already been hiring seasonal workers to handle the higher-than-usual volume due to the pandemic. UPS and FedEx have incre....
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Net-zero Emissions by 2050?

Stephanie 6/14/2021 7:29:21 PM

Many shipping companies have a goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. UPS Inc. is one of the many companies attempting to reach this goal. How will UPS accomplish this? Their first tactic would be to reduce their CO2 emissions by 50% per package delivered for global small package operations by 2035. During the heat of the global pandemic, the demand for home deliveries skyrocketed. As demands for e-commerce and home delivery continue to rise, emissions per package can be a useful m....
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Update: Amazon Prime Day

Stephanie 6/2/2021 4:07:56 PM

Amazon recently announced the date for their annual sale: June 21st and 22nd! Get your coin purses ready, according to Jamil Ghani, vice president of Amazon Prime, “Amazon will offer upwards of two million deals on products to Prime members this year”. What a time to be an Amazon Prime member.  This year, the company is shining the spotlight on small businesses as a way to demonstrate how the savings event benefits independent merchants that sell their goods through their website. ....
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FedEx Peak Surcharge Update

Stephanie 5/24/2021 11:44:14 AM

FedEx has kept commerce moving and delivered critical shipments throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of the virus continues to generate elevated volumes, high demand for capacity and increased operating costs across our network. Effective June 21, 2021 until further notice, the per-package charge for the Peak-Additional Handling Surcharge will increase. This surcharge increase will allow FedEx to continue providing the best possible service during this challenging time.....
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Global Container Shortage

Stephanie 5/21/2021 5:53:36 PM

There are currently not enough containers in the world to handle the vastly large cargo demand. It is no surprise that the shortage of boxes was sure to contribute to inflammation due to demand “outstripping the availability of containers” however, after months of this container  shortage, how bad does the issue remain?     Two of the top public leasing companies — Triton International (NYSE: TRTN) and CAI International (NYSE: CAI) — commented on container availability as they repo....
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Amazon Air in its Prime

Stephanie 5/18/2021 2:17:02 PM

Amazon recently added Pittsburgh and Kansas City, Missouri to its rapidly growing network of airports served by its inhouse cargo airline which helps the company cut ground transportation time and quickly deliver online orders to businesses and customers. Amazon has built Amazon Air over five years into a significant express delivery carrier to support two-day and next-day delivery for its Prime customers. Amazon’s online retail sales increased nearly 39% last year and now represent a....
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