Shipping companies United Parcel Service and FedEx apologize for late Christmas package deliveries in the United States, citing high volumes of packages.
Chinese authorities begin an investigation into American multinational courier delivery services company FedEx for allegedly undermining the rights of Chinese clients. The investigation stems from allegations by Chinese telecommunications company Huawei that FedEx attempted to divert the shipping route of its packages without the company's prior authorization which in turn has been denied by FedEx.
A large scale international cyber-attack using the WannaCry ransomware package disrupts computer and telephone systems in thousands of cases across 99 countries. Affected organisations include: England's NHS, with doctors reporting messages demanding money; MegaFon and Sberbank in Russia; Telefónica, Iberdrola, and Gas Natural in Spain; and FedEx.
The United Parcel Service pilots’ union authorizes its executive board to call a strike at the board’s discretion as contract talks slog into a fifth year. This is in the wake of competitor FedEx pilots' approval of a new six-year contract.