Couriers and Messengers Industry
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Industry Analysis

Description

Industries in the Couriers and Messengers subsector provide intercity, local, and/or international delivery of parcels and documents (including express delivery services) without operating under a universal service obligation. These articles may originate in the U.S. but be delivered to another country and can be described as those that may be handled by one person without using special equipment. This allows the collection, pick-up, and delivery operations to be done with limited labor costs and minimal equipment. Sorting and transportation activities, where necessary, are generally mechanized. The restriction to small parcels partly distinguishes these establishments from those in the transportation industries. The complete network of courier services establishments also distinguishes these transportation services from local messenger and delivery establishments in this subsector. This includes the establishments that perform intercity transportation as well as establishments that, under contract to them, perform local pick-up and delivery. Messengers, which usually deliver within a metropolitan or single urban area, may use bicycle, foot, small truck, or van.

Industry Activities

Air courier services (except establishments operating under a universal service obligation)
Courier services (i.e., intercity network) (except establishments operating under a universal service obligation)
Express delivery services (except establishments operating under a universal service obligation)
Local letter and parcel delivery services as part of intercity courier network
Alcoholic beverage delivery service

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Couriers and Messengers industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Couriers and Messengers Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Couriers and Messengers Companies:
$84,628.00M | United States
$83,959.00M | United States
$44,746.65M | United Arab Emirates
$44,530.00M | United States
$37,786.06M | United Arab Emirates
$24,368.97M | Australia
$23,395.38M | China
$22,431.27M | New Zealand
$19,762.75M | Japan
$15,355.00M | United States
$13,671.16M | Japan
Movers And Shakers
Carol B Tome, Chief Executive Officer at United Parcel Service, Inc.
Frederick W Smith, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Fedex Corporation
Robert W Elliott, President at FEDEX EXPRESS INTERNATIONAL BV (DUBAI BRANCH)
W Douglas Parker, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at American Airlines, Inc.
Nour Suliman, Chief Executive Officer at DHL WORLDWIDE EXPRESS ABU DHABI - L L C

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