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TazPilot
03-15-2018, 01:42 PM
https://money.usnews.com/investing/news/articles/2018-03-15/deutsche-posts-dhl-expands-us-delivery-service-to-take-on-fedex-ups


motorclutch
03-15-2018, 01:59 PM
Standby to watch the biggest sh1t-show in history. DHL doesn't have a clue!

RyeMex
03-15-2018, 02:01 PM
Unless this means that DHL is going to "give the OK" to the management at Atlas and ABX and whatnot that it is finally ok to negotiate a new contract.


wjcandee
03-15-2018, 02:55 PM
This really has nothing to do with aviation. DHL has tentacles that run all over the supply chain, and all they're doing here is setting up some system of little mom-and-pop messengers (read as el-cheapo independent contractors) to do home deliveries in urban centers -- which a million other companies, including Amazon, already do.

Actually, here in NYC, Amazon relies much-more-heavily on the USPS because they are much-more-efficient in this level of density. USPS literally backs a pretty-large box truck up to my 500-unit apartment building every afternoon, and disgorges around a hundred Amazon, Target and other parcels arriving through its Parcel Direct workshare. Then that truck goes next door and does the same thing. Then it's empty and goes back to the Post Office for more. Try doing that with a guy and a minivan.

This "bunch of little providers" kind of operation is exactly what DHL set up for KFC in the UK -- and we all saw how well that has worked out. KFC only even has basic functionality in its UK stores right now because all sorts of supplies are now being shipped directly to the stores from manufacturers -- bypassing the DHL imbroglio. KFC took an efficient, reliable, redundant system using Bidvest-owned trucks and Bidvest union drivers, and replaced it with this cheapo mess -- and deserve what they get.

So this DHL thing in urban centers will probably end up carrying some Internet home deliveries, but it's not anything unique or likely to earn a substantial market share. It's just one more little bit of potential income.

Red Baron
03-15-2018, 04:11 PM
The only words that come to mind are abbreviated by FUBAR!

Nope1000
03-15-2018, 06:02 PM
I guess now we see why ATSG is ramming that awful TA down ATIís throat. What amazes me is that the pilots there are readily voting it in in todayís environment.
Itís incredulous really

abxflyr
03-15-2018, 06:47 PM
Have no fear; *If* ABX management were involved in DHL's expansion (which of course we are not), they would trade something like Lima for non-stop service from the Florence hub to downtown Cinci in a smart-car and hot reserve it with a Kia.

Jurassic Jet
03-15-2018, 07:21 PM
hot reserve it with a Kia.


Meh. Probably more like an electric car that nobody ever remembers to charge.

Formerbuspilot
03-15-2018, 08:00 PM
“takes a swipe at dominant players UPS and FedEx.”

Yea, let’s see.... the last time they tried that it destroyed their long held USA airline and damn near destroyed another that they bought in an effort to gain market share overnight. Not to mention an entire Ohio town that was cast into poverty thanks to those incompetent ***whipes.

No Land 3
03-16-2018, 03:32 AM
Nothing wrong with Kiaís

Hacker15e
03-16-2018, 04:44 AM
The last "swipe" at UPS and FDX:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PV0vWjoY8M

brownie
03-16-2018, 08:48 AM
The last "swipe" at UPS and FDX:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PV0vWjoY8M

That's an old comm..didn't workout like that after all but again back then it was supported by Germans this time is a bald billionaire that actually been a customer to all 3🤣🤣🤣now that's some twisted s....t

ROBsINtheHOOD
03-16-2018, 12:16 PM
Sure they got beat up , sure they were stupid and surely they paid the price. This time though , they`ve likely got big brother ( Amazon ) coming to the playground , and in this scrap , nothing Fred Smith and the like can say or do will stop the inevitable domestic competition that will be achieved with an Amazon - DHL partnership. Can you imagine Amazon doing a full sort using FedEx`s Memphis facilities without something in return ? Exactly. Quid pro quo. Better watch out Purple and Brown or you might end up with a bloody nose , crying all the way home to Mommy ( Congress ). Competition will be great for the US consumer and therein lies the key. Lower prices for all.

iHateAMR
03-17-2018, 02:58 PM
Sure they got beat up , sure they were stupid and surely they paid the price. This time though , they`ve likely got big brother ( Amazon ) coming to the playground , and in this scrap , nothing Fred Smith and the like can say or do will stop the inevitable domestic competition that will be achieved with an Amazon - DHL partnership. Can you imagine Amazon doing a full sort using FedEx`s Memphis facilities without something in return ? Exactly. Quid pro quo. Better watch out Purple and Brown or you might end up with a bloody nose , crying all the way home to Mommy ( Congress ). Competition will be great for the US consumer and therein lies the key. Lower prices for all.

Maybe you should reapply to FedEx and the like?