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A shorter holiday season may mean a very Merry Xmas for FedEx and UPS

Dec 18, 2013
Will shippers like FedEx and UPS benefit from the shortened holiday shopping season?
Posted In: fedex, UPS, shipping

Amazon drones and the future of retail

Dec 2, 2013
Amazon unveils a project to use unmanned "drone" aircraft to fly products to customers.
Posted In: Amazon, drones, shipping, holiday shopping

Free shipping? I got your free shipping, right here

Oct 23, 2013
As online retailers fight for a piece of the customer pie, the ability to deliver goods quickly and cheaply is key.
Posted In: Amazon Prime, Target, shipping, Christmas shopping

Hackers find vulnerability in system that tracks shipping vessels

Oct 21, 2013
Fake radio signals can be used to make ships that don't exist appear on the tracking system.
Posted In: shipping, hacking

Possible rate hike unites the (postal) classes

Sep 2, 2013
Class division in the United States can be stark, in one small way, tough financial times at the Postal Service are uniting the classes.
Posted In: Postal Service, shipping, post office

The global economy, as seen in a hull of a ship

Aug 29, 2013
How do the clothes you wear and products you use get from the factory to your house?
Posted In: shipping

Shipping index shows signs of growth in China

Aug 27, 2013
A key shipping index is up dramatically in the past several weeks, thanks largely to demand from China's steel industry. But analysts say it's only a small window into the industry.
Posted In: commodities, shipping

Chinese ship first to sail through Arctic on Northeastern Passage

Aug 12, 2013
Melting arctic ice has opened a new global trade route.
Posted In: shipping, Arctic, China

Drought lowers Mississippi, holding up barge traffic

Dec 28, 2012
One stretch of the river is closed during the day so Army Corps of Engineers can blast away rock just below the low water.
Posted In: Mississippi River, drought, shipping

Overnight delivery loses appeal, hurting FedEx

Dec 19, 2012
As companies and customers cut shipping costs by using slower, cheaper rail and truck, FedEx's expensive air-cargo fleet suffers.
Posted In: fedex, shipping

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