Logistics

The Threat to Public Safety in the U.S. Mail Law enforcement agencies nationwide are confronting an increasingly prevalent threat: a flood of cheap, new synthetic drugs from overseas. They’re generally ordered online, arrive by international mail and are delivered to buyers in the United States by the U.S. Postal [Read More...]
Postal Regulatory Commission Report Confirms Market Distortions in International Mail System The complex system governing payments for international mail is responsible for widespread distortions in the marketplace for mail and delivery services, according to a new paper published by the Postal Regulatory Commission. The paper, prepared by the firm Copenhagen Economics, [Read More...]
A Threat to Public Safety, and the Economy, via International Mail Drug dealers are teaming up with an unlikely new business partner — the U.S. Postal Service. The Postal Service is unwittingly delivering increasing amounts of dangerous synthetic drugs — nasty compounds that can trigger unpredictable, violent behavior and overdoses but [Read More...]
International Postal Update — October 2015 SECURITY RISKS FOR PACKAGES ENTERING THE U.S. United States authorities are effectively not screening packages entering the country from foreign posts. In a recent study, Copenhagen Economics surveyed designated postal operators from 10 countries and found that none submitted security [Read More...]
The U.S. Postal Service and the Dangers of Monopoly Power From the Examiner When purchasing a 49-cent postage stamp to send a greeting card or pay a bill, most of us probably think that we’re getting a good deal — covering the costs of our friendly neighborhood letter carriers and [Read More...]
International Postal Update — June 2015 TERMINAL DUES FOCUS OF U.S. HOUSE HEARING “Fair Competition in International Shipping” was the focus of a hearing of the Subcommittee on Government Operations in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 16.  Hearing participants discussed terminal dues, the international [Read More...]
Postal Trendwatch – May 2015 Click here to download the full report as PDF. Executive Summary The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) lost $754 million in Q1 FY 2015 despite an increase in revenue. The loss is more than double the agency’s $354 million deficit in [Read More...]
International Postal Update — February 2015 REPORT FUELS CALLS FOR CHANGES IN TERMINAL DUES A recent study commissioned by the U.S. Postal Regulatory Commission concluded that the current system for assigning fees between countries for mail and small packages sent internationally produces market distortions and disruptions [Read More...]
Postal Service Must Come Clean on Costs From The Detroit News Early in 2015, the U.S. Postal Service will welcome a new chief executive — Megan Brennan, the first female postmaster general in the agency’s 200-plus-year history. She’ll have her work cut out for her. The agency, [Read More...]
The United States Remains A Logistics And Sustainment Superpower For some time now, public discussions of the state of the U.S. military have focused almost exclusively on shrinking forces, aging equipment, declining investments in modernization and loss of critical skills and capabilities. Were this not bad enough, senior defense [Read More...]
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