August 28, 2017

Earlier this month, FedEx set up an intriguing scenario for the 2017 holiday season. Rather than follow the lead of its main rival UPS by adding a peak season surcharge to some post-Thanksgiving deliveries, FedEx opted to keep things simple.

Beyond the expected additions for oversized packages and other shipments that require special handling, the company will not add any new charges. Cue a lot of industry chatter and UPS clients reaching for the calculators. Continue reading Switch or Stay Put? Assessing Peak Season Deliveries with UPS and FedEx

June 5, 2014
Sun Setting on the Gulf of Mexico
Sun Setting on the Gulf of Mexico (Photo credit: DonMiller_ToGo)

Although many consider Memorial Day to be the unofficial start of summer, pedants will argue that it officially remains spring until June 21st. Either way, most of us go by whether or not the sun is shining!

For the shipping industry, another date is the key to seasonality, and this year it’s Sunday June 15th.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t translate to sunshine and time off, only high demand for container space and higher prices to pay. Continue reading Summer Means Sunshine… and Shipping Surcharges