Wednesday, 24 October 2012

FedEx prepares for early Christmas rush and 280 million shipment high

With the holiday season just around the corner, FedEx is getting for an early peak in shipping volume.

In fact, the US courier company has forecasted its busiest day to be Monday, 10th December with 19 million shipments being handled by its global network of freight, express and courier staff.

“The continued trend toward record peak volumes is a testament to the strength, speed and reliability of the FedEx Ground and FedEx SmartPost networks,” said Frederick W. Smith, founder and chairman of FedEx.

Compared to the shipping volume generated on 12th December 2012, FedEx expects 2 million more shipments to be moved through the hands of its Christmas staff this year. This would result in a year-on-year increase of 10 percent.

“FedEx team members from around the globe, 300,000 strong, are prepared to help drive commerce during the busy holiday season and beyond”, confirmed Smith.

20,000 additional staff will be hired to help with the increased shipping volume. FedEx hopes to move approximately 280 million shipments between Thanksgiving and Christmas through its network.

Source: Post&Parcel / FedEx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Turkish Airlines flies sand tiger sharks to Istanbul

Some people swim with sharks, others fly with them. As much as you may expect this to be a joke, this incident actually happened not long ago on the way to Turkey.

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After two weeks of extensive preparations, Turkish Airlines decided to take a risk and fly four sand tiger ragged-tooth sharks to Istanbul's aquarium. Nearly 20 people including aquarium staff and freight experts were involved in ensuring the safe transport of the four juvenile sharks.

The two males and two females swam in four specially-constructed tanks whilst being a few thousand feet up in the sky. Water conditions, feeding schedules as well as the general well-being of the four sharp-toothed passengers had to be monitored at all times.

Visitors can now visit all four sand tiger sharks at Istanbul Aquarium. 

Source: Voice of the Independent

Monday, 22 October 2012

UPS - TNT Express mega deal in danger?

The EU Commission, which currently reviews UPS' proposal to buy TNT Express N.L.,  recently published a Statement of Objections (SO).

As the final date in January 2013 comes closer, the EU Commission now announces concerns about maintaining a fair competition amongst Europe's logistics companies. Specific details have not been revealed yet.

However, UPS and TNT Express published a joint press release stating the the received Statement of Objections was "a normal step in a second phase merger procedure".

Moreover, both companies believe that competition amongst European courier companies will be maintained, if not improved. According to TNT Express and UPS, the industry may even get a step closer to the European objective of having a "Digital Single Market". Both, customers and consumer will benefit from an extensive service range, timings and service reliability.

UPS and TNT Express have promised to respond to the SO within the next two weeks.

Source: UPS / TNT Express

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Book your Parcel Delivery with a German Courier Company

Ever considered trusting a German courier company for your parcel deliveries? Germans are widely known for their high service quality and reliability. In fact, one of the UK’s leading courier companies, Transglobal Express Ltd, opened a subsidiary in Germany.

World-Class Carriers

Transglobal Express GmbH is one of the most dynamic, independent courier companies in Germany. It offers excellent rates for domestic, European and international parcel services provided by renowned carriers such as UPS and DHL Express. 

Multilingual Interfaces

Since the German market is amongst the strongest in the world, languages play a vital part in achieving customer satisfaction. For this reason, is available in English and German – whichever language you prefer. 

Import & Export

Unlike other German courier companies, Transglobal Express GmbH offers import and export services, so you can send your parcels via a courier to anywhere in the world. All you need is a German residential or commercial address.

Any Questions?

A dedicated team of expert customer service advisors is ready to answer any questions you may have. You can send them via email, call up or log into the live chat.

Free quotes are available on without having to register first. If you are happy with the prices and transit times, simply register for free and book your parcel delivery.

Monday, 15 October 2012

How much does a next day delivery by courier cost?

Imagine you want to send important business documents to a client, or surprise a friend with a present. Sending a parcel via next day delivery may cost you a slightly more than sending it via a standard service, but it will get your parcel to its destination in less than one working day.

Before you book your collection, you should consider the following factors:


Most next day courier services will cover domestic deliveries rather than international ones. Depending on where you are sending your parcel to, you may be quoted prices for standard and express services.


Weight and dimensions of your parcel

The weight and dimension of your parcel play a major role in pricing. Non-standard items such as bulky goods or heavy shipments may be restricted to certain services. Make sure to measure your parcel and enter the exact dimensions into the quotation tool in order to avoid surcharges and delays.


Remote area surcharges 

Do you know if your receiver lives in remote location? If you are not sure, it is always a good idea to do a remote area check. You may do this during the quotation process. This way you will be shown any additional surcharges as well as availability of certain services. In some cases deliveries on the following working day may not be possible, so better check in advance.

Time of booking

All carrier work by so-called “cut-off times”. Depending on the time of your booking, you will be shown a selection of dates and times. Generally, the earlier during the day you book, the more likely you will be able to arrange a next day delivery. So get in there quick.

Express Services

Big carrier such as UPS and TNT offer various parcel services. If you book UPS Standard Single, your parcel is likely to arrive before 5.30pm on the next working day. TNT Express’ delivery times include deliveries by 9am, 10am and 12pm to name a few.
To book your next day delivery, visit

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Unilever and EU commission embark on new sustainability project

Unilever is going to embark on a new project which will see the company introduce new transport management scheme. 

The main goal is to reduce carbon emissions and the impact that Unilever's supply chain network has on European roads. Together with the EU Commission, Unilever plans to establish a new transport hub network across the European continent. It will be co-managed by Unilever's main centre operations centre in Katowice, Poland. 

"This project is a major step forward in the delivery of Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. Reducing the number of kilometres the number of kilometres that our trucks will need to travel will result in a significant reduction in the environmental impact of our supply chain operations. But the business benefits of this initiative are equally important and they demonstrate, once again, the business case for driving sustainability into our business", said Jan Zijderverld, President of Unilever Europe.

Unilever intends to reduce its carbon emission to the same or even below the ones of 2010 by 2020. The project will also see the annual removal of 154,000 truck voyages from the Brussels-Warsaw route and 260,000 between the cities of Berlin and Brussels. 

EU funding will be provided as part of the Marco Polo programme - one of whose main concern is traffic avoidance.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

DHL commissions Razorfish with development of digital marketing

DHL has entrusted Razorfish with the development of a new digital marketing strategy.

The digital agency is going to join other advertising and media agencies already working for the international courier company in an effort to increase online brand exposure.

“Media landscapes are undergoing radical change and the increasing use of digital channels offers an enormous potential for the DHL brand and the logistics businesses as a whole,” said Wolfgang Giehl, Senior Vice President of Corporate Brand Marketing at Deutsche Post DHL.

According to Giehl, a second focus will lie on the connection of classic communication channels with the digital world in order to help DHL expand its worldwide business activities.

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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Tip: Send a parcel to Russia from UK

Planning on sending a parcel to Russia from the UK? Book your parcel delivery to Russia online and take advantage of significantly reduced rates provided by leading courier companies.


parcel to russia, parcel delivery to russia, send a parcel to russia, courier, russiaRussia covers a total land area of 17,075,400 km2, making it the largest country in the world. For this reason, it is important to use a carrier with access to an extensive network of courier partners if you want your parcel to be delivered as quickly and as efficiently as possible.

Choosing the cheapest service is not always advisable. Check if your carrier is known to be reliable and experienced in sending parcels to Russia. Leading global carriers include TNT Express, UPS and DHL Express.


Parcels to Russia can only be send to commercial addresses. Customs regulations generally restrict the delivery to private addresses. However, documents can be delivered to either of the two.


parcel to russia, parcel delivery to russia, send a parcel to russia, courier, russiaBecause of Russia's size, it can take some time for your parcel to get delivered.

Transit times can vary from 1 to 4 working days. Booking an express service may increase your chances of having your parcel delivered quicker.

Remember that customs checks may delay the delivery of your parcel. Russian customs are known to be strict, so be sure to check that all important documents are attached to your parcel BEFORE you hand it to the courier driver.

If you want to get more information about restriction for parcel service to Russia, visit

Online Tracking

parcel to russia, parcel delivery to russia, send a parcel to russia, courier, russiaStay in the loop! Any reliable courier company should offer free online tracking. You will benefit from transparency and full access to your shipment. Follow every step of your parcel delivery to Russia.

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