Daily Archives: May 10, 2017

U.S. Postal Service Reports Fiscal Year 2017 Second Quarter Results

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WASHINGTON — Although the U.S. Postal Service posted modest controllable income for the second quarter of fiscal year 2017 (January 1, 2017 – March 31, 2017) of $12 million, it fell well short of the $576 million that it had for the same quarter last year. This reduction was driven by the April 2016 expiration of the exigent surcharge, which would have generated approximately $500 million in additional revenue during the quarter had it remained in place, and to a lesser extent, a $69 million increase in controllable operating expenses.

Operating revenue was $17.3 billion, a decrease of $474 million from the same period last year. Revenue from First-Class Mail and Marketing Mail decreased $606 million and $331 million respectively over the prior year quarter, due largely to the exigent surcharge expiration and lower volumes. These declines in operating revenue were somewhat offset by continued growth in the Shipping and Packages business, with a second quarter revenue increase of $486 million, or 11.5 percent, over the same period in the prior year.

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Azkar is now DACHSER

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DACHSER announced that it has integrated its Iberian subsidiary Azkar Group into its European road network. The overland transport organizations will operate under the names of DACHSER Spain and DACHSER Portugal in the future. CEO Bernhard Simon, COO Road Logistics Michael Schilling, and Juan Antonio Quintana, Managing Director European Logistics Iberia made the announcement at the transport logistic trade fair in Munich.

This rebranding is the culmination of an integration process that began in January 2013 with DACHSER’s acquisition of Azkar. The companies had been cooperating since 2007. In 2008, DACHSER purchased a 10 percent stake in its then partner for Spain.

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Refreshed New Penn Website Better Supports Customers

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LEBANON, Pa., May 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — New Penn customers can now take advantage of the long list of improvements available in the extensively redesigned and more flexible newpenn.com website. Driven by a desire to provide customers with the information they need in a more flexible, faster, easy-to-use format, the site incorporates a range of new and improved features wrapped in a responsive design. Customers will now be able find the information they need more quickly and do business more easily when relying on New Penn as their carrier.

“The technology related to moving freight has taken huge leaps forward in recent years,” said Don Foust, president of New Penn. “The redesigned newpenn.com is one way we are ensuring that our customers benefit from those advances. We have enhanced mobile access so that customers can quickly and easily view their account and our shipping tools on any device–whether laptop, tablet or smartphone. The ‘My Dashboard’ feature allows customers to take the wheel and customize their dashboard to quickly look up shipment status, transit times and download key shipping documents from desktop or mobile device.”

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DHL brings Internet of Things to logistics

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05/10/2017 – DHL Supply Chain, the contract logistics specialist within the Deutsche Post DHL Group, forges ahead on its path of digitalization by implementing Internet of Things technology into warehousing to optimize operational efficiency and lay the foundations for safer work practices. Together with Cisco and start-up Conduce, DHL is testing the technology at three pilot sites in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland.

The solution enables DHL to monitor operational activities in real-time through a responsive graphical visualization of operational data aggregated from sensors on scanners and material handling equipment, and DHL’s warehouse management system. Visualizing operational data with heat maps has changed the way data is analyzed and used at the pilot sites, and is expected to contribute to operational efficiencies and improve employee safety.

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