U.S. Postal Service Status on Domestic Services And Shipments (7/14/2020)

U.S. Postal Service Delivery

The coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency is impacting domestic U.S. Postal Service operations in select areas. The USPS is considered an essential service, but some local conditions make it more challenging to provide all services. The domestic USPS update also includes information about post offices and operations that may have other reasons for disruption and closures. […]

DHL Conducting A Demonstration ‘Perfect Flight’ From Europe To USA

DHL Cargo Airbus A330-200F

Today, DHL Express is conducting a ground-breaking demonstration flight between Europe and the U.S. On this flight from the DHL hub in Leipzig, Germany to JFK International Airport in New York City, the Airbus A330-200F is scheduled to consume a considerably lower amount of fuel and generate reduced CO2 emissions. This has been made possible […]

UPS Temporarily Extends Commitment Times For Deliveries In The Northeast U.S.

UPS Express envelopes

UPS issued a service alert that extends the delivery time commitments in six states in the Northeastern United States. This alert covers 3499 zip codes in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Commitment times for UPS Air and international Air packages scheduled for delivery through June 27, 2020 are extended in this […]

UPS Now Offers Approved Spirits And Wine Packaging For U.K. Online Merchants

UPA approved packaging for alcohol

UPS, in partnership with Sealed Air (SEE), Smurfit Kappa, and U.K. distributor Macfarlane Packaging has launched a new range of packaging specially designed for shipping individual bottles of spirits and wine, to help producers in the U.K. and Ireland expand their markets and reach new customers. “Ecommerce presents a huge opportunity for drinks producers wanting […]

DHL Supply Chain New Software Platform Accelerates Implementation Of Warehouse Robotics

DHL Supply Chain warehouse operation

DHL Supply Chain launched a new “plug & play” robotics platform in collaboration with Microsoft and artificial intelligence (AI) driven digital fulfillment provider Blue Yonder. The robotics platform should significantly reduce integration time and programming efforts to onboard new automation devices into warehouse facilities while giving DHL customers more flexibility in selecting suitable robotics systems […]

DHL Global Forwarding Expands Train Service Between Europe and China

DHL Global Forwarding Train Service

In response to heavy customer demand, DHL Global Forwarding, the freight forwarding specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, introduced two new block train connections from Germany to China at the end of May. A new connection serving from the KTL terminal on the BASF site in Ludwigshafen travels via Poland, Belarus, Russia, and Kazakhstan to […]

PayPal Investment in Indonesia Connects Millions of New Consumers to Its Network

PayPal GoPay

PayPal joins Facebook, Google, Tencent and others as investors in Indonesian online commerce startup Gojek. This new investment will support Gojek’s mission to boost Southeast Asia’s digital economy, with a focus on supporting payments and financial services in the region. With digital payments adoption primed to accelerate exponentially, the resources of some of the world’s […]