US-based freight forwarder UPS will increase its domestic and ex-US freight costs between six and seven per cent from January next year. The general rate increase for packages will average around 5.9 per cent for 2009. Packages bound for destinations outside the US will have an average increase of 4.9 per cent. The rate hike for air express and international shipments is based on a 6.9 per cent rise in the base rate, less a two per cent decline in the air and international fuel surcharge … [Read more...] about UPS ups rates by average 4.9%
India’s civil aviation ministry may allow cargo carriers like Blue Dart and UPS to do their own ground handling at airports. Th is is a result of a recent representation by Blue Dart, the country’s largest operating cargo carrier, against a new ground handling policy which will come into effect in airports from 1 January, 2009. The representation criticised the proposed policy, saying it ignores the needs of express cargo services which require special handling and would only be … [Read more...] about India: Cargo carriers may get to do own Indian handling
United Parcel Service Inc. is using its planned collaboration with Deutsche Post AG’s DHL unit to snatch customers from DHL, Astar Air Cargo Inc. alleged today, according to a Bloomberg report. Astar, a DHL vendor and shipping customer, made the assertion to a US House panel in written testimony by COO Gary Hammes, citing a comment by a UPS salesperson that DHL service would become “substandard’’ under the new alliance. “It is our belief that these sales calls … [Read more...] about UPS poaching DHL customers in US?
United Parcel Service believes the current growth of containerised cargo and air freight is merely the start of an upward climb and expects a trade boom in the next few years. “More than 40 per cent of global trade now takes place between APEC (Asia-Pacifi c Economic Co-operation) members,” said UPS regional vicepresident of international trade services James Goh, adding that “rapid growth is expected to continue, especially after the region had shown its resilience with an … [Read more...] about UPS upbeat on intra-Asian trade