33 articles

Africa’s Post-Brexit Opportunity

How Africa can emerge from Brexit as a leader on the global economic stage.

The entire world felt the shock waves from the decision by voters in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, and Africa was no exception, especially given its close historical ties with many EU member states.  African pundits and public officials were quick to lament the new cloud of economic uncertainty and the potential […]

Why We’re Not Brexiting

Voting to remain with the EU later this week is a win-win across Europe.

As two members of the U.K. electorate, we both plan to vote to remain in the EU on June 23. We’d like to explain why. At UPS, we have grown our business through our customers.  Twelve years ago, we had about 3,000 employees in the U.K.  Today, that has risen to 8,000. That increase has […]

Is Globalization Really Fueling Populism?

Attributing the rise in populism to global economic change alone is overly simplistic.

On both sides of the Atlantic, populism of the left and the right is on the rise. Its most visible standard-bearer in the United States is Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s presumptive presidential nominee. In Europe, there are many strands – from Spain’s leftist Podemos party to France’s right-wing National Front – but all share […]

Where Innovation Sets Sail

In the light-speed internet era, why port cities are vital.

Changes from one era to the next happen when mega trends converge at the same time. We have seen this before, when ocean-going trading ships enlarged the horizon and traders discovered new cultures, when widespread railway networks allowed steam engine technology to distribute to remote areas, when new fuel techniques allowed automobiles and airplanes to […]

Taking Freight Forward

Cindy Miller, global freight forwarding executive, on a dynamic marketplace.

Transportation and logistics bellwether UPS recently announced that Cindy Miller was named as the company’s president of global freight forwarding. A 28-year UPS veteran, Miller was president of UPS Europe, where she oversaw all UPS operations in more than 120 countries and territories across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Miller held that position […]