Monthly Archives: October 2014


Air France profits slashed in half following airline strike

While negotiators have successfully ended the crippling pilot strike with Air France, the dispute cost a whopping €416 million in revenues, diminishing profits from €641 million this time last year to €247 million to date this year.


Botched deliveries affect one in four British shoppers

In a survey of British online shoppers by consumer advocacy group Which?, nearly one in four frequenters of ecommerce sites reported a bungled delivery at one time in their shopping history.


The rising cost of free shipping

Qualifying for free shipping perks is becoming more expensive, according to new figures from StellaService, Inc. which found that companies like Amazon have raised the minimum basket total to qualify comped delivery.


Shipping carbon footprint may double by 2050

The global shipping industry emits as much greenhouse gas each year as a medium-sized developed nation, according to the International Maritime Organization.


eBay assigns vendors to Global Shipping Program

In a controversial move, web retail giant eBay has opted sellers into its Global Shipping Program (GSP), which allows buyers from around the world to purchase items in the online marketplace.


South African postal workers continue strike

South Africa is currently in the midst of an industrial strike at the Johannesburg International Mail Center (JIMC) office of exchange and some post offices in the Gauteng province.