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Volume pricing and the micro carrier | Business content from American Trucker

Volume pricing and the micro carrier | Business content from American Trucker

Trucking hauling rates are volatile and ever-changing—and based on multiple influences. Some of these influences are controllable and others are not, with the majority fitting into the noncontrollable category. There are fuel prices, costs of doing business, driver pay, etc. Then there are broad market forces, competition for loads, other specific market forces such as […]

Japan’s parcel shippers forced to revise unprofitable strategy | Nikkei Asian Review

Japan’s parcel shippers forced to revise unprofitable strategy | Nikkei Asian Review

Earnings under pressure Earnings at parent Yamato Holdings will likely erode even further for the current financial year. The group is booking an 8% increase in outside contracting expenses for the period. Although package volume is slated to hit an all-time peak, the increase actually translates to weaker profitability due to slim unit prices paid […]

The Benefits of Dimensional Weight Over Physical Weight Pricing | MINI PAK’R

The Benefits of Dimensional Weight Over Physical Weight Pricing | MINI PAK’R

As more and more shipping companies are switching over to dimensional weight pricing, a lot of people are wondering what the deal is. Why not stick with the traditional physical weight pricing model — after all, the heavier the package, the more it should cost, right? It turns out physical weight might not actually be […]

FedEx and UPS pricing models no longer match up like the old days | Logistics Management

FedEx and UPS pricing models no longer match up like the old days | Logistics Management

Martinez also noted that with this announcement FedEx did not match UPS’s rate increase, with FedEx taking a 3.9% increase on Express and International Export and Import products compared a 4.9% average for UPS, and the FedEx Ground minimum charge at $7.25 compared to UPS’s $7.32, along with the companies set to have totally different […]

US shippers rethink truck contract pricing | JOC.com

US shippers rethink truck contract pricing | JOC.com

“Carrier networks are changing more quickly than they used to,” Broadhurst said, as assets are redeployed and dedicated to new customers. “It’s getting hard to know which carriers are optimal for certain lanes because carrier networks are changing so rapidly too,” he said. That’s making already complex supply chains more complex and posing tough decisions […]

Moore on Pricing: The New Silk Road and other ocean challenges | Logistics Management

Moore on Pricing: The New Silk Road and other ocean challenges | Logistics Management

As previously reported in Logistics Management, vessels are being equipped with new power units, directional thrusters, as well as fuel and labor saving devices. The idea of an autonomous ship sailing continuously around the globe with self-repairing artificial intelligence is moving from science fiction to a port near you. When you roll up the facts, […]

Truckload pricing could rise 4% this year: FTR | Truck News

Truckload pricing could rise 4% this year: FTR | Truck News

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Trucking rates in the US will increase by about 4% this year, according to a projection from industry forecaster FTR. In its monthly State of Freight webinar, FTR transportation economist Noel Perry, said truckload contract rate increases could take hold as early as the first quarter of this year. The spot market […]

Flipkart New delivery Pricing Model Going to Introduce | Hindaily

Flipkart New delivery Pricing Model Going to Introduce | Hindaily

Flipkart India’s largest eCommerce company is going to introduce a new discount pricing model based on popular American e-commerce company Jet.com’s smart cart services which encourages consumers to pick multiple items which can be shipped in one box to save delivery charges. Flipkart is planning to start this services from  January 2017 from New year, ET told […]

Dim weight concerns? Who you gonna call? | DC Velocity

Dim weight concerns? Who you gonna call? | DC Velocity

In mid-2014, Atlanta-based UPS Inc. and Memphis, Tenn.-based FedEx Corp. made waves by announcing that, effective in 2015, pricing for all ground parcel shipments would be based on the packages’ dimensions and weight instead of their weight alone. At the time, consultants warned that the shift to so-called dimensional weight (or dim weight) pricing could […]

Politics of pricing | Port Strategy

Politics of pricing | Port Strategy

“We think only making a calculation based on vessel costs, including running costs and investments, to shape the shipping market is not reality,” he says. “The change has an impact on all the players of the industry. After 2008, the financial crisis affected the markets and demand could not forecast more than a quarter period. […]