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UPS Kicks Off Global Volunteer Month, Commits to Planting Additional 1 Million Trees

The following year, The UPS Foundation began its yearlong effort to plant one million trees worldwide for this environmental program. To date, more than 1.3 million trees have already been planted. The UPS Foundation also announced it has awarded $2.3 million in grants to support environmental programs and forestry-focused initiatives globally. Keep America Beautiful, Inc. toward community and post-recovery tree planting grants and support of the 2014 Vision for America Awards. Last year, UPS employees donated 1.8 million volunteer hours globally, up from 1.6 million volunteer hours the previous year.

By | 2016-09-13T17:28:17+00:00 September 30th, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

Postmaster General Says Postal Service Health Care Plan Key to Solvency

I cannot overstate how important it is for the Postal Service to have its own health care plan—or—to have the FEHB and OPM work with us to negotiate new integrated health care plan choices, specifically for the Postal Service, within FEHB. Most importantly, it acknowledges our primary challenges — the related issues of health care benefits and the need to pre-fund liabilities. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 152 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. If we do so, we can virtually eliminate our unfunded liability for retiree health care benefits. Does the Postal Service have an obligation to its employees and retirees to provide health care insurance for decades to come?

By | 2016-09-07T01:04:59+00:00 September 26th, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

New prices and services for 2014

The PRC will review the prices before they become effective Jan. 26, 2014, and must agree the prices are consistent with applicable law. Pricing for Standard Mail, Periodicals, Package Services and Extra Services also will be adjusted as part of a filing to the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) scheduled to take place Sept. 26. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. — $1.15Postcards — 1-cent increase to 34 centsStamp prices have stayed consistent with the average annual rate of inflation of 4.2 percent since the Postal Service was formed in 1971. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 152 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes.

By | 2016-09-07T01:05:11+00:00 September 25th, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

USPS exceeds facility energy saving goals

Postal Service reports it has reduced total facility energy consumption by nearly 34 percent, or 11.4 trillion BTUs, since 2003. Postal Service has implemented is the Green Teams program, established in postal facilities to help employees implement low- and no-cost initiatives. While proactive energy savings projects implemented by USPS facility managers and employees have contributed to the reduction, and have already exceeded the 30 percent corporate facility energy goal, the efforts will continue. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation: 152 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

By | 2016-09-07T01:05:40+00:00 September 24th, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

Eduardo Martinez Appointed Chair Of World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council

US 09/23/13Atlanta, GAUPS announced that Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation, has been appointed chair of The World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Catastrophic Risks (WEF-GAC) effective September 2013. He also serves as the chair of the Corporate Development Council for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and sits on the International Association for Volunteer Effort (IAVE) Global Corporate Volunteer Council. Last year, UPS contributed in excess of $6.5 million and supported more than 200 humanitarian relief programs in 35 countries. "I am honored to have been given the opportunity to represent UPS," said Martinez. Martinez also represents UPS and chairs the World Economic Forum's Logistics Emergency Team, is a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for The National Council of La Raza, and serves on the Points of Light Institutes' Corporate Service Council.

By | 2016-09-13T17:28:51+00:00 September 23rd, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

Ray Charles inducted into Music Icons stamp series

# # #All rights to the name and likeness of Ray Charles are owned by The Ray Charles Foundation. The Stamp ImageThe Ray Charles Forever Stamp features an image of Charles taken later in his career by photographer Yves Carrère. “Frank Sinatra, himself a stamp honoree, once characterized Ray Charles as ‘the only true genius in show business,’ and certainly, if anyone was a musical genius, it was Ray Charles,” said U.S. “The third in our new Music Icons series, Ray Charles’ stamp, another tribute to his legacy, will join those of distinguished performers Lydia Mendoza and Johnny Cash, which were dedicated earlier this year. First-Day CoversThe Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation.

By | 2016-09-07T01:06:18+00:00 September 23rd, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

Rarest Stamp Error in U.S. History, Inverted Jenny, Flies Again

This limited-quantity offering pays tribute to the beloved stamp, taking collectors up close to the intaglio printing process behind the 2013 Stamp Collecting: Inverted Jenny stamps. Ordering First-Day CoversThe Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. The $12 Stamp Collecting: Inverted Jenny souvenir sheet is available nationwide today by visiting usps.com/stamps, calling 800-STAMP-24 (800-782-6724) or by visiting Post Offices. Postal Service number one in overall service performance of the posts in the top 20 wealthiest nations in the world. Jenny’s StoryIn 1918, in a rush to celebrate the first airmail flight, the Post Office department issued the 24-cent Curtiss Jenny stamp.

By | 2016-09-07T01:06:44+00:00 September 22nd, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

FedEx Trade Networks Reinforces Commitment to India With Launch of Innovative Direct Priority Ocean Solutions

FedEx Trade Networks Reinforces Commitment to India With Launch of Innovative Direct Priority Ocean SolutionsMUMBAI, September 19, 2013—FedEx Trade Networks, the freight forwarding arm of global shipping giant FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), announced today the launch of its FedEx International Direct Priority OceanSM service in India. FedEx Trade Networks introduced FedEx International Direct Priority Ocean in 2011, providing a more economical option to air freight forwarding, while offering faster, r

By | 2017-01-31T10:06:47+00:00 September 19th, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Postmaster General Tells Senate: Postal Service in Midst of Financial Disaster, Liquidity Remains Dangerously Low

Postal Service is in the midst of a financial disaster and that its cash liquidity remains dangerously low. “The Postal Service plays an incredibly important role in the American economy and in America’s communities,” said Donahoe. The Postal Service plays an incredibly important role in the American economy and in America’s communities. Earlier this year, the Postal Service published a comprehensive business plan designed to restructure the organization and return it to profitability. We also b

By | 2016-10-01T13:37:39+00:00 September 19th, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Postal Service in Midst of Financial Disaster, Liquidity Remains Dangerously Low

Postal Service is in the midst of a financial disaster and that its cash liquidity remains dangerously low. “The Postal Service plays an incredibly important role in the American economy and in America’s communities,” said Donahoe. We also believe there are great opportunities for the Postal Service to provide digital offerings in the future. Earlier this year, the Postal Service published a comprehensive business plan designed to restructure the organization and return it to profitability. The Postal Service plays an incredibly important role in the American economy and in America’s communities.

By | 2016-09-07T01:07:17+00:00 September 19th, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments