Major New Freight Facility in Perth

FedEx Express has opened a major new freight facility in Perth Airport, Western Australia, approximately 3,000 m2 in size. At more than twice the size of the previous facility, the new site’s close proximity to the Perth cargo terminal, along with better highway entry points, is said by Fedex to improve its ability to retrieve and distribute freight.     FedEx says it is investing in advanced logistics at the facility,...

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Major Changes in the Courier and Parcel Industry

An industry report is highlighting major changes in the courier and parcel industry. The Ferrier Hodgson Industry Postcard points to the introduction of new players, like Uber Sherpa, Zoom2u and Sendle, who are disrupting the traditional players in the the distribution of parcels.     “Unlike traditional courier and parcel delivery businesses, Uber is able to deliver passengers and parcels at the same time,” said the...

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Next Generation Truckies

Where is the next generation of truck drivers going to come from. It’s a perennial problem for the industry and this interview illustrates just one of the reasons for the supply, of new recruits to the driving profession, to dry up.   Not many young kids get an opportunity like this, this kind of thing would be regarded as highly illegal:   Only in Colombia, this kid handles a Roadranger:   Here, a wish comes true...

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Express Carrier Takeover Goes Ahead

Fedex is looking to become a truly global player in the express logistics market with its latest takeover. The European Commission has given its approval of the acquisition by FedEx of TNT Express.   This follows an investigation into the effect such an acquisition would have on competition in the express parcel sector inside the European Union. The two businesses together would be in direct competition with DHL and UPS, who are...

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TNT Takeover

The consolidation of the parcel distribution industry in Australia continues and sees another major takeover swallow up one of the country’s big players. Fedex have made an offer to take over the TNT Express operation, globally.     The deal is said to be worth $6.25 billion and is being supported by both Fedex and TNT Express. The offer of $14 per TNT Express share is 42 per cent above their average value in the past...

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Drone delivery

I’ve seen the future, and it includes the sky filled with drones delivering online purchases. A lot of energy is being put into the development of drones to handle home delivery.   One of the smarter ideas is this drone. The idea is for the drone to ride on the van and then deliver the parcels from its roof:   One operation is already hyping book delivery in Sydney using drones:   The first drone system to get...

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