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Trump Said Amazon Cost the USPS ‘Billions.’ But the Post Office Has a Different Explanation.

Trump Said Amazon Cost the USPS ‘Billions.’ But the Post Office Has a Different Explanation.

The U.S. Postal Service says that its large financial losses are caused by market forces and governmental constraints but not Amazon.com, in a release of its quarterly statistics that stood in contrast to pointed statements made by President Trump.[more]


TSA Ruling May Allow Dogs to Give Air Cargo a Sniff

TSA Ruling May Allow Dogs to Give Air Cargo a Sniff

When you think of the future of air cargo security, high-tech innovations like blockchain and the internet of things (IoT) may come to mind. [more]


Freight Operators Dismiss Threat of Digital Startups

Established U.S. logistics firms say digital-friendly freight startups that are drawing growing interest in Silicon Valley still lack the scale and customer relationships to threaten their share of the market.[more]


Freight Demand Pushes Truck-Order Backlog to Near Record Level

Freight Demand Pushes Truck-Order Backlog to Near Record Level

Freight-hauling firms slowed their roll in ordering new trucks last month, as backlogs at equipment factories spiked following record demand for new vehicles in the first quarter.[more]


Cold Shipping in Hot Demand as the World Craves More Fresh Food

One of the shipping industry’s hottest markets is cold boxes.[more]


Hyperloop Technology Surges Forward With Cargospeed Partnership

DP World and Los Angeles-based Virgin Hyperloop One this week launched their partnership, DP World Cargospeed — a venture intended to spearhead the development of hyperloop technology in the Middle East for the transportation of cargo.[more]


Prime Hike Gives Amazon Warchest for Fight Over Postal Costs

Prime Hike Gives Amazon Warchest for Fight Over Postal Costs

Amazon.com Inc’s 20-percent hike in the cost of Prime membership should deliver more than $1bn in extra revenue this year and cover any “rational” hike in United States Postal Service delivery fees, Wall Street analysts said on Friday.[more]


E-Commerce and Express Drive Airport Cargo Growth

In Europe, the gulf between express and general cargo continues to widen. [more]


UPS’s Balancing Act: More Packages, Less Spending

United Parcel Service Inc. is ramping up a “transformation” plan to cut costs across the organization as the delivery firm responds to changes in how people shop and nontraditional competitors such as Amazon.com Inc.[more]


Amazon Tries a New Delivery Spot: Your Car

Amazon packages get delivered to all sorts of places. Front porches? Naturally. Cubicles? Of course. Inside locked homes? Yes, that, too.[more]


Amazon Prime Reaches More Than 100 Million Members, CEO Jeff Bezos Says

Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the e-commerce giant has exceeded 100 million paid Prime subscribers and will continue to invest to meet "ever-rising" customer expectations.[more]


Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Begins Work on Test Track in France

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, an independent company working to build the high-speed transportation system first envisioned by Elon Musk, has announced the beginning of construction on a test track in Toulouse, France. [more]


Truckers Seek New Routes Into Last Mile

More big trucking companies are looking to cash in on home delivery of bulky items as consumers grow more comfortable shopping online for furniture and other goods too big for conventional parcel networks.[more]


What Is the Donald Trump Vs. Jeff Bezos Feud Really About?

What Is the Donald Trump Vs. Jeff Bezos Feud Really About?

One is the world’s richest man, the other is the world’s most powerful.[more]


Is Amazon Bad for the Postal Service? Or Its Savior?

Five times in the last week, President Trump has pointed his Twitter arrows at Amazon over what he insists is a bad deal for the United States Postal Service.[more]


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