UPS Expands Cross-Border U.S.-Mexico Service With El Paso Facility

UPS Inc. began development of a $41 million facility in El Paso, Texas, to expand its work in the cross-border market along the Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico corridor. The 153,000-square-foot facility has been added to UPS Smart Global Logistics Network and will serve producers in the automotive, electronics, appliances and machinery industries. The facility is scheduled to begin operations this fall.

Transport Topics
February 12, 2018

Analysis: Amazon’s Delivery Dream Is a Nightmare for FedEx and UPS

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Amazon’s ambition has been in plain sight for years. The company has built its own network of merchandise warehouses and package sorting centers. It enlisted its own airplanes and truck trailers to transport cargo. It registered to move freight across oceans, and in dozens of cities it tapped couriers to deliver packages directly to shoppers’ doors.

Shira Ovide | Bloomberg News
February 9, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

UPS Gets $2.4 Million in Incentives for $41 Million Expansion Project in Texas

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UPS Inc. wants to build a $41 million expansion to its El Paso, Texas, facility, and it plans to do so with more than $2 million in incentives from the city and the county.

Elida S. Perez | El Paso (Texas) Times
February 7, 2018
Business, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

UPS Orders 14 More Boeing 747s

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The famed Boeing Co. 747 airplane now has a slightly longer lease on life — at least in the cargo transport industry.

Samantha Masunaga | Los Angeles Times
February 5, 2018
Business, Logistics

Analysis: UPS Makes Shareholders Wait to Celebrate

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UPS Inc. is doing right by President Donald Trump’s standards, but that’s hardly what shareholders want to see right now.

Brooke Sutherland | Bloomberg News
February 1, 2018
Business, Logistics

UPS Ends 2017 With Strong Results

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UPS Inc. reported robust fourth-quarter earnings, even after adjustments tied to pension contributions and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, led by double-digit growth in the freight and third-party logistics businesses and a strong holiday season.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
February 1, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

E-Commerce Fuels Cargo Surge at Chicago Rockford International Airport

Chicago Rockford International Airport

More than 1.3 billion pounds of cargo made its way through Chicago Rockford International Airport last year, a nearly 50% increase over 2016.

Isaac Guerrero | Rockford (Ill.) Register Star
January 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Solving the ‘Final 50 Feet’ Delivery Challenge

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WASHINGTON — Researchers are joining major retailers, logistics firms, city transportation offices and others in the freight industry to reconsider last-mile delivery systems, even reviewing the way they get packages the “final 50 feet” in congested urban downtowns.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
January 10, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

UPS Touts Record Number of Package Returns This Holiday Season

UPS Inc.

Some 1.4 million packages are expected to be sent back to retailers on Jan. 3, according to UPS Inc., which has dubbed the massive return-to-sender day “National Returns Day.”

Jennifer Van Grove | Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
January 2, 2018

UPS and FedEx Handle Record Holiday Surge With Minimal Delays

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United Parcel Service Inc. and FedEx Corp. delivered almost all of people’s presents by Christmas Day, with the former company finishing strong after a bruising late November.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
December 28, 2017