FDX in talks with DHL

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by BLACKBOX, Jan 25, 2008.


    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Wow! What is that about? DHL possibly entering a buyout of domestic ops to FDX or possible partnership?? This can't be good for us domestically and internationally.
  2. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    I was on the internal FedEx Site today, and there was just one comment about this stating "FedEx does not discuss current blah blah blah...."

    So something might be up.
  3. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Can't be good for the yellow and red. The first thing fdx would do is close down many of the dhl facilities.

    I'd be curious to see if UPS would file anything under the anti-trust guidelines.
  4. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    Not surprised. I've been kinda waiting for this to be perfectly honest. I'm not an economist or anything but this might be a good match.

    Agreed. I wonder if UPS might be able to pick up some surplus real-estate with modern technology, etc. And if this kinda deal did happen, I'd be levelled if UPS didn't cry FOUL and file something under anti-trust laws.
  5. ikoi62

    ikoi62 Member

  6. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    UPS could get aggressive and try to play this for more business. Or just sit back and watch like it was 1985 and RPS was a wannabe.
  7. Zigzag99

    Zigzag99 New Member

    I heard the same thing. only problem DHL is not a very well run company here in the U.S they have alot of problems as do Fedex ground. I cant imagine Fed ex shareholders wanting anything to do with DHL do to the 877 mill loss they reported for 2007, but we will see, I think this will happen in some form or another. See when your number one like UPS this shows the level companies will go to just to take us down. 100 years baby! Fed ex seems to think that the more companies they buy the more they can compete with us. I would look for UPS to buy TNT in the future they would be a great fit for us.
  8. ImpactedTSG

    ImpactedTSG New Member

    Waaaaaahhhh Competition Waaaaahhhhhh!!!!
  9. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Hey, If WE have to play by the rules so does BrandEX.
  10. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Yeah me too, or it wouldn't surprise me if the Teamsters made a fuss under the anti-trust guidelines.
  11. ImpactedTSG

    ImpactedTSG New Member

    What rules? Free enterprise? If FedEX wants to buy out DHL why shouldn't they be able to? If UPS was trying to buy them you would be cheering about it.
  12. SmithBarney

    SmithBarney Well-Known Member

    If I were willing to bet, and I'm not the betting type
    I'd wager that DHL will be leasing or whatever space
    on our planes.
    I wouldn't see a merger.

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    I was reading an article where FDX is really not interested in DHL domestic but if they could work out a deal to possibly be the US arm for their Europe and Asia traffic; the package count for Air,Ground,Freight and Home Delivery will be comperable to what we average on a yearly basis.
  14. What is DHL's labor structure? I know at least some of their drivers are teamsters. Would the teamsters back this merger in order to get their foot in the door at Fedex?
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  16. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    Actually I would be wondering the same thing about fdx taking anti trust action
  17. 1timepu

    1timepu Member

    Maybe UPS could enter, and drive up the price to buy them.....no I know there is rules regarding this but it would be hard to prove if done right
  18. RockyRogue

    RockyRogue Agent of Change

    First, that's unethical. Second, I can't see UPS taking a step it doesn't intend to see through. UPS doesn't do anything without a good reason. -Rocky
  19. Coldworld

    Coldworld Taking it all back.....

    wow!!!At first I really didnt know what to think about this but then I thought about it for a minute and decided on the following. If this happen, it says that it would just be the us unit. How many customers would come back to ups if this did go through, you know customers who were ours and just switched to dhl for the prices? If fedex did take over their customers the prices would probably go up. I believe fedex is really at a turning point here. The express unit is not what it was 10 years ago, and the freight company side of things are taking a hit from ups freight and yellow. The ground side is growing but not like it was when they were first starting out. All the recent problems with the lawsuits and the govt. along with the flat sales of kinkos is really starting to get to them imo. Looks like ups has really put the pressure on dhl here. that is good in some aspects, but as someone else said, ups has been known to unfairly target competition. There is no way that an anti trust suit would even apply here, think about it. With he new ceo. maybe ups could go one up on fedex and purchase something like TNT, EXEL or DHL international...its really interesting to think about. Internationally, ups needs to be as big as player as dhl, this will help domestic volume as well. I would like to be a fly on the wall at ups corpotate on monday where you know this topic will be discussed. One more thing, if this deal did go through, they would really only be buying the posibility to service dhl current customers. theres no promise that 100% of their customers would stick around to see them bought out. This is interesting.Then theres the teamster aspect of the whole thing also...hmmm. This could be the biggest news of 2008...what do you think ups would do to counteract this? I wonder how much dhl has in market share as of now???
  20. dragracer66

    dragracer66 Active Member

    Yea...what would Fed Ex do with those 9 extra package's they would get from DHL!!!! I had a DHL guy come to my house last week to deliver something my wife ordered from Dell and he was there at 9:45 am and his truck was empty and might have had 15 pieces on on it. I had to laugh at him, he knows I work for Parcel and he wasn't to happy that I was making fun of him, he told me next time he was not going to leave me anything he was going to send it back!!! Oh Boo Hoo!!!! I never see the same driver twice anyway in my neighborhood. That company is a joke!!!!