Calling 2014 “the year of investing for the customer,” UPS’s CEO, Scott Davis announced plans to invest nearly US$175 million in its US network earlier in the year to develop technology to improve communications and forecasting - the ORION project - and open 50 new hub source locations in existing buildings to expand sorting capacity. Meanwhile in Europe, because of the strong quarterly shipment growth and changing volume distribution patterns, UPS had to pay a … [Read more...] about UPS expects “excellent” peak season this year
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UPS has named Brendan Canavan, a 33-year UPS veteran, the new president of UPS Airlines. Canavan replaces Mitch Nichols, who was promoted to senior vice president of transportation and engineering. Most recently, Canavan served as president of UPS Asia Pacific for the past two years. Based in Singapore, Canavan was responsible for all UPS operations in the region. … [Read more...] about UPS names Canavan new president of UPS Airlines.
TNT has accepted a sweetened offer by United Parcel Service (UPS) for TNT’s Express unit, making the US-based express delivery company the largest express package-shipper in Europe with €45 billion in global sales. UPS upped its offer by 5.6 per cent to €5.16 billion in a deal that both companies said is a 53.7 per cent premium over TNT’s closing price the day before the companies announced they were in talks. If a third party makes a binding counter offer exceeding the … [Read more...] about TNT accepts sweetened UPS acquisition offer
Investigators looking into last week's crash of a United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) B747-400 freighter in Dubai are zooming in on the possibility that a fire started in the cargo hold touching off a chain of events that led to the aircraft to crashing into an uninhabited portion of military compound in the Emirate. The freighter approached the airport too fast and too high to attempt a landing, cruised overhead and short66ly afterward crashed, killing both pilots. The cockpit was reportedly … [Read more...] about Cargo fire suspected in crash of UPS freighter
United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) is looking for acquisitions to bolster its supply-chain and freight-forwarding units, according to its CEO Scott Davis. UPS has made more than 40 purchases in the past decade, and there are Ã¢â‚¬Å“likely to be some moreÃ¢â‚¬Â in the coming year, with China, India and the Middle East at the Ã¢â‚¬Å“top of the listÃ¢â‚¬Â for expansion, said Davis according to a Bloomberg report. Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬™re strengthening ourselves in emerging markets, the Middle East, … [Read more...] about UPS looking at acquisitions
Fresh from announcing a 56 per cent plummet in first quarter earnings, UPS CEO Scott Davis warned that protectionist moves would seroiusly danger the fragile global economy. Ã¢â‚¬Å“UPS will emerge from these difficult times as a more efficient and finely-honed enterprise,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Davis. He added: Ã¢â‚¬Å“In this worldwide recession, no one should lose focus on global trade. It is one of the most important tools we have to lift us out of this financial crisis. The fragile economic conditions … [Read more...] about UPS CEO warns against protectionism