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BSAB 410 Management of Air CargoAir Cargo LeadersJune 12, 2016
Air Cargo LeadersThe major cargo leaders that are dominating and have dominated in the United States since the 1900’s are the following: UPS, FedEx, and DHL. UPS was the first out of the three to get started on delivering packages and parcels. UPS was first founded in Seattle in 1907 as a messenger company before it grew into a multi-billion dollar corporation with a total revenue of 53.1 billion last year (Sales, 2003, pg. 151). UPS was created by Claude Ryan and Jim Casey in a Seattle basement with a hundred dollar loan. They would run errands, carry notes, make home deliveries for drugstore customers, and other tasks on foot or on a bicycle. Jim’s steadfast com-mitment to reliability, courtesy, neatness, and high ethical standards is what helped establish UPStoday (UPS History Timeline, n.d.).It was in 1919 that UPS first expanded out of Seattle to Oakland, California, which is where United Parcel Service first debuted. It took some time but by 1975 UPS became the first package delivery company to serve every address in the 48 continental United States. In 1975, UPS began offering services in Toronto, Canada; and a year later in Germany. A decade later UPS had expanded it service through out the Americas and Europe. In 1989, UPS purchased