ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 3819 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1500 times:
I noticed that on March 1, FedEx switched their Memphis-Manchester (NH)-Memphis flights from A300s to MD-10s, and I thought this might be a sign that business is getting better for them (I assume that the MD-10 carries more than the A300?). I checked the roster of flights for FedEx on FlightAware and saw a few instances where the aircraft type had been upgraded beginning March 1.
I hope we can take this as a good sign for the economy.
B777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1015 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
The upturn for cargo carriers actually started around 1 year ago. Don't know about FedEx or UPS, but business for DHL is booming on a scale not seen in more than 8 years.
DHL is much less dependent on the US economy than FedEx and UPS, so while Yellow is back on the fast-growth path things might be a bit different for Purple and Brown. But, overall, cargo is booming big time. Which explains why Cargolux and others are currently seriously pee'd off with Boeing and their inability to deliver the 747-8F.
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LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 22241 posts, RR: 51 Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1402 times:
Per FedEx last quarterly report they stated:
"Solid demand for our transportation solutions, outstanding customer service from FedEx team members and a healthier global economy helped drive revenue higher," said Frederick W. Smith, FedEx Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer.
"Our yield improvement strategy is working, holiday peak season volumes are exceeding our expectations and our economic forecast for calendar 2011 has improved. We expect margins to improve in the second half of fiscal 2011 and in fiscal 2012, as we continue to benefit from global demand for our differentiated services."
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flyby519 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 865 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1135 times:
Stupid question relating to cargo business- Are there any restrictions on a US based company like FX/5X carrying packages that originate in say Germany and deliver in China? Do they have 5th Freedom rights type of thing for cargo business or is there anything against cabotage for packages?
FX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 5 Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 964 times:
Quoting B777LRF (Reply 4): It wasn't just service, but it's correct they pulled out of the US domestic market. It "only" took a loss of 10 Billion USD, or more than 1 BN a year, for DHL to cotton on to that fact.
That and a very VERY poor upper management team in the US, or which many are still there to this day.
HPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3702 posts, RR: 8 Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 911 times:
Quoting B777LRF (Reply 1): DHL is much less dependent on the US economy than FedEx and UPS, so while Yellow is back on the fast-growth path things might be a bit different for Purple and Brown. But, overall, cargo is booming big time.
As aa61hvy stated above, FX International is indeed strong. In fact, it's basically a given that domestic volume is at a plateau, growing only about 2% a year, while international is what is keeping FX in the black, and they are making an oscene amount of money outside the borders of the United States.
teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1868 posts, RR: 17 Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 805 times:
Optimism was there, as you can read in reply 2.
but we have to be careful. If speculation on oil continues, economy may have to slow down. Since Fx is a thermometer for the economy... Let's wait and see
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