A UPS worker delivers packages last December in Chicago. Bad weather and a higher than expected demand from online sales caused FedEx and UPS to miss many Christmas delivery deadlines last year, a problem the company is looking to address early this year

Shopping sites are ready for your business

Nov 27, 2015
Shippers too. That is, if weather and traffic cooperate.
Posted In: Black Friday, holiday shopping, cloud computing, shipping

FedEx reports on last quarter and plans ahead

Jun 17, 2015
The company is looking to expand in Europe by acquiring a Dutch delivery firm.
Posted In: fedex, mail, shipping, european
Hanjin shipping containers arrive at the Port of Portland in 2010.

Shipping firms' departures sink Port of Portland

Apr 7, 2015
The pullouts by Hanjin and Hapag-Lloyd threaten the port's container business.
Posted In: shipping, shipping ports, container ship, Portland, shipping costs
Two men ride all terrain vehicles on a bank along the frozen Arctic Ocean in Browerville in northern Alaska.

Free shipping a boon for Alaska's Amazon customers

Jan 16, 2015
Rural Alaskans are taking advantage of Amazon Prime's free shipping.
Posted In: Amazon, Alaska, shipping, rural

How small businesses keep up with holiday orders

Nov 21, 2014
Holiday sales can present a logistical problem.
Posted In: shipping, Small Business, Black Friday

A holiday rush at ports piles up cargo

Oct 28, 2014
The bottleneck could delay shipments with a strict yuletide deadline.
Posted In: big ships, shipping, delay

Size does matter for FedEx

May 8, 2014
FedEx is changing its large item shipping rates. Will that change your orders?
Posted In: fedex, Amazon, shipping
FedEx delivery

PODCAST: Size does matter for FedEx

May 8, 2014
The new nominee for HHS Secretary goes before the Senate. And more Americans are going online to find cremation urns.
Posted In: fedex, shipping, HHS, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, cremation, death

Can shipping containers solve London's housing crisis?

Mar 3, 2014
Rent for old steel containers costs just $400 per month.
Posted In: London, Housing, shipping

Communities along rail lines worry about oil explosions

Feb 6, 2014
New shale oil fields in the middle of the country, far from pipelines, depend on rail to get to coastal refineries
Posted In: Oil, energy, shipping