UPS has received a statement of objections from the European Commission as part of a competition review of its acquisition of TNT Express. According to UPS the statement of objections addresses the competitive effects of the intended deal on the international express small package market in Europe. It added that UPS and TNT Express would respond to the EC within “a couple of weeks”, but would not elaborate on the nature of the statement of objections as its contents were […]
UPS has pulled out of its multi-billion Euro bid to take over TNT Express, almost a year after it first entered into talks with the parcel firm. It hoped the merger would create a €45bn (£37.4bn) logistics giant, increasing the US firm’s presence in the European market. However on Friday (11 January), the European Commission (EC) told both parties that it planned to prohibit the merger. MT.co.uk looks at how the story developed over the year. The merger process began […]
UPS’ failed attempt to take over TNT Express left a shadow of uncertainty hanging over the Netherlands-based express carrier. But it has emerged with a clear strategy for success as TNT Express Services UK & Ireland Managing Alistair Cochrane tells Steve Hobson.
UPS predicts that tomorrow (20 December) will be its busiest day of the year with an estimated 28 million packages delivered worldwide. The parcels giant expects to deliver over 12 million more packages on its busiest day than its daily worldwide average of 15.8 million parcels. It anticipates delivering 527 million parcels globally in the four weeks running up to Christmas, a 9.7% increase on 2011’s 480 million. The carrier also expects a surge in return volumes on 3 January, […]