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DHL offers cash-on-delivery payment for e-commerce in SE Asia

What’s the opposite of digitalization? DHL e-commerce’s new cash-on-delivery service, which allows consumers to pay for international online purchases with cash as a part of the company’s “parcel international direct” channel. The service targets sellers based in China and Australia that deliver to consumers in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. “Despite growing credit

UPS expects automation, expansion plans to boost earnings by 2022

    United Parcel Service Inc expects its automation and expansion plans to add between $1.00 and $1.20 to its adjusted earnings per share by 2022, the world’s biggest package delivery company said on Thursday. Atlanta-based UPS is in the early stages of its $20 billion capital spending project to automate and expand

U.S. rail volumes sustain steady climb

US intermodal rail lines   Combined carload and intermodal shipments have grown 4 percent year-over-year through August.   Total combined U.S. freight railroad traffic in August grew another 4.5 percent to 2.83 million carloads and intermodal units compared with the same month a year ago, according to the latest data from the Association of

Electric Mercedes opens German assault on Tesla

FILE PHOTO: A Tesla Model S electric car is seen at its dealership in Seoul, South Korea July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji/File Photo   Mercedes-Benz is set to unveil its much-anticipated electric SUV on Tuesday, marking the start of a German onslaught against Tesla’s dominance of the fast-growing market for premium battery cars. Daimler-owned Mercedes,

Third-party logistics providers say they can help deal with truck and driver shortages.

3PLs offer shippers ‘untapped capacity’ As shippers continue to grapple with finding available trucking capacity across the nation, third-party logistics providers (3PL) say they can help ease these burdens in an increasingly challenging market. The trucking industry’s driver shortage does not seem to be letting up, despite companies offering such incentives as

E-commerce Drive By Nigeria’s Postal Service Hampered by Fake Addresses

Efforts by the Nigerian Postal Service to deploy technology in courier delivery and other services are being hampered by the inability to trace addresses presented by some Nigerians. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, said the government had instituted a policy whereby digital technology was being deployed to address this challenge. He

UPS connecting merchants, warehouses

Ware2Go also provides inventory visibility and tracks orders.   UPS has rolled out a technology company and platform called Ware2Go that’s designed to connect merchants with available warehousing capacity. Ware2Go also provides inventory visibility and tracks order progress for both the merchant and warehouse. Ware2Go officially launched in July after an incubation process with

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