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USPS Files Request for Parcel Rates Increase in 2017

On October 19, 2016, the U.S. Postal Service filed a notice with the Postal Regulatory Commission of price changes for its’ shipping services and products to take effect next year, following the end of the 2016 holiday mailing season. The filing does not include any price increase for First-Class Package International Service, Priority Mail Express International, […]

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UPS extends global premium express package service

UPS’s global parcel shipping service just got a bit faster, as one of the largest global transportation providers extended their UPS Worldwide Express Plus service to 28 new countries. With the latest expansion, early-morning express package delivery is now available in 56 countries, mid-day delivery in 118 countries, and end-of-the-day delivery in 220 countries and […]

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2016 Holiday Shipping Season Strategies

The 2015 shipping season was the among the largest ever, with 524 million packages reported delivered by the United States Postal Service alone.  The upcoming 2016 holiday season is expected to again set new records.   While increased shipping volumes are great news for retailers in terms of sales, it can be a challenge to […]

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Agile Network Enhances Global Shipping Solutions with Strategic Acquisition of Pantechnik International

CHESTERFIELD, MO, October 10, 2016 – Agile Network, a leading provider of multi-carrier and multi-modal transportation execution technology in North America, announced it has reached an agreement for the acquisition of Pantechnik International, a leading provider of transportation execution technology in Europe and Asia. “Expanding Agile Network’s reach into Asia and Europe is a key […]

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FedEx Announces 2017 General Rate Increase

In a somewhat surprising move to industry analysts, FedEx has announced shipping rate and surcharge changes for 2017 that do not match those announced September 1 by rival UPS. FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Freight, subsidiaries of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), will increase shipping rates effective January 2, 2017 as follows: FedEx Express will […]

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UPS Announces 2016 Rates Increase

  Per UPS, “Effective December 26, 2016, the UPS U.S. Ground service Daily rate will increase by an average net 4.9 percent. Daily rates for UPS U.S. Air and International services will increase an average net 4.9 percent. UPS Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, will increase an average […]

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Tesla Talks Self-Driving Trucks

Elon Musk has finally published the details of his second “Tesla Master Plan” almost exactly 10 years after the automaker publicly revealed its first car. The new plan shifts Tesla’s focus towards expanding its energy endeavors with SolarCity, developing ride-sharing fleets and developing electric trucks. Image Credit: Jason Torchinsky via Truck Yeah The first installment […]

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Agile Network Reaches Agreement to Acquire Seattle Based E-Commerce Supply Chain Execution Provider, Ajillus

CHESTERFIELD, MO, August 15, 2016 –Agile Network, the premier transportation management execution technology and solutions provider in the industry, reached an agreement to acquire Ajillus.  Ajillus is a Seattle-based technology company that has been providing shipping systems and supply chain software consultancy services bridging warehouse management systems, transportation management systems and e-business fulfillment for over […]