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A.P. Møller-Mærsk announced on Thursday that the company would split into a transport business and a separate energy division.

The mega-ships of the freight industry

The shipping industry has decided to make its ships larger, but are U.S. ports ready?

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Shoppers load items into carts at a Target store in Braintree, Massachusetts.

Even as retailers become more aggressive with their shipping guarantees, time is running out for online shoppers.

The busiest day for the U.S. Post Office

With the Holidays rapidly approaching, shipping is picking up.

Package theft on the rise

Morgan Brennan tells us what’s being done to prevent all of those packages sitting on porches from getting stolen.

Amazon’s new fleet

Amazon is buying thousands of trucks and taking on some of the biggest names in transportation to get your packages to your doorstep fast.

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A truck drives past the Amazon.com fulfillment center in Robbinsville, New Jersey, Nov. 30, 2015.

Amazon.com is getting into the delivery game itself, the company announced on Friday. The e-commerce giant will employ its own fleet of semi trucks to deliver orders around the country. The trucks will number in the “several thousands” and will be operated by a third party, according to an Amazon spokesperson. The Amazon-branded trucks are …

Drug sales suit

Why one lawsuit accuses a drug company of illegally driving sales of its pain killing drug.

Container shipping sump

It’s the busiest season of the year for the shipping industry and its biggest carrier is issuing a profit warning.

UPS pilots authorize strike

UPS pilots issue a labor threat, just as the busy holiday season fast approaches.

Health care shipping on the rise

UPS is making a big bet on the health care industry.

FedEx delivers earnings miss

FedEx lowered its earnings outlook for the year, citing the weak world economy, slower demand and a strong dollar.

Postal Service package push

Morgan Brennan tells us about the USPS’s multi-billion dollar turnaround plan.

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A Shyp package being prepared for shipment.

Start-up Shyp has raised $50 million in a round of funding led by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, bringing its total funding to date to $62.2 million, the company said Tuesday. San Francisco-based Shyp is the latest start-up aiming to upend an existing, and hugely profitable, business, in this case the $300 …

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Workers prepare to offload an incoming FedEx plane in Newark, New Jersey.

FedEx and UPS rate increases recently took effect while fuel prices, a key cost for shippers, are at record lows. Crude oil broke $50 a barrel, the lowest in nearly six years. So what else is driving changes in shipping prices? The answer, in short, likely includes the Amazon effect. U.S. trucking tonnage is at …