UPS has acquired specialist international and temperature-controlled load broker Freightex for an undisclosed sum, and will merge it with Coyote Logistics – a similar business in North America that UPS acquired in August 2015. Tim Phillips, Freightex chief executive, will remain with the business – which will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of UPS, which said that there was a “significant cross border opportunity” to “expand UPS’s existing carrier base to create more value for customers and carriers from the […]
UPS is boosting the number of electric vehicles it runs from its central London depot from 65 to 170, after installing technology that marks the beginning of the end for the combustion engine.
TNT Express has restructured its UK and Ireland international division sales force as part of a wider strategy to boost turnover and improve customer service.
UPS has pulled out of its €5.16bn offer for TNT Express – in a deal that would have created a business with a combined annual turnover of £1.3bn in the UK – blaming European Commission (EC) concerns with the acquisition. The proposed merger is expected to be prohibited by the EC, the parcel giants warned in joint statements this morning (14 January). TNT said UPS sees “no realistic prospect” that it will receive EC clearance and will formally terminate the […]