DHL yesterday pulled the plug on its five-year push to become the "third alternative" to UPS and FedEx in the US express shipping market, announcing that all domestic US services will cease early next year as it focuses exclusively on international operations to/from 15-20 US metropolitan areas. "The basic reason is that the US is a highly concentrated duopoly market and the reality is. . .UPS and FedEx's scale, market reach and brand awareness have made it impossible for us to make it ...

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