Monthly Archives: September 2014

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UPS Continues Tradition of Global Community Service

During the month of October, UPS's nearly 400,000 employees will aim to donate 315,000 volunteer hours to community service efforts through the company's annual Global Volunteer Month. Employees' participation in Global Volunteer Month will help the company reach its 2020 goal of giving back 20 million volunteer service hours to the communities around the world where UPS employees live and work. Spearheaded by The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS, Global Volunteer Month mobilizes our hundreds of thousands of employees from every region to engage in numerous volunteer events and activities happening around the world. In June 2014, UPS Chief Executive Officer David Abney announced the company's pledge of completing 20 million hours of global volunteerism and community service by the end of 2020. US 09/30/14Atlanta, GAEmployees around the World Celebrate 12th Annual Global Volunteer Month through Volunteer EffortsSince its founding in 1907, UPSandreg; (NYSE: UPS) has established a strong legacy of supporting the communities it serves around the world.

By | September 30th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for Second Consecutive Year

"We are thrilled to be a part of both the prestigious DJSI World Index as well as the DJSI North America Index," said Rhonda Clark, UPS chief sustainability officer. US 09/29/14Atlanta, GAFor 10th Straight Year, UPS named to DJSI North America IndexUPS® (NYSE: UPS) announced it was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) for the second consecutive year, positioning the company in the top 10 percent of sustainability performers among the 2,500 largest companies tracked in the S&P Global Broad Market IndexSM. The DJSI, originating in 1999, was the first global index to provide complex benchmarks for measuring corporate sustainability. For the 10th straight year, UPS was also named to the DJSI North American Index. More than 3,000 companies are invited to participate in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment each year.

By | September 29th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

Batman Honored by U.S. Postal Service to Celebrate 75 Years of the Timeless Super Hero

About Warner Bros. Consumer ProductsWarner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world. Postal Service has a long history of celebrating America’s icons, from political figures to pop-culture’s most colorful characters. For reporters interested in speaking with a regional Postal Service public relations professional, please go to about.usps.com/news/media-contacts/usps-local-media-contacts.pdf. Reporters interested in speaking with regional Postal Service public relations professionals should visit this link. 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 | September 29th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

Five Celebrity Chefs Immortalized On Limited Edition Forever Stamps

To obtain high-resolution stamp images for media use only, email: mark.v.reynolds@usps.govCHICAGO — The Postal Service cooked up a feast of 20 million Limited Edition Celebrity Chefs Forever stamps today. 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. Postal Service through a special line of stamps is very exciting because it showcases the culinary world to everyone. In 1955, he began a three-decade career as a teacher when he established the James Beard Cooking School. By integrating international ingredients and recipes with American cooking techniques and influence, these chefs introduced new foods and flavors to the American culture.

By | September 26th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

CSX, ShipCarsNow Earn Environmental Stewardship Honors

CSX Corp. recently was named to three top sustainability leadership indexes: the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for North America, the CDP S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index 2014 and the CDP S&P 500 Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014. CSX is the only U.S. railroad and among just four transportation companies ranked on the Dow Jones [...]

By | September 26th, 2014|News, Shipping, ssk|0 Comments

CDP Ranks UPS in Top Ten Percent of Companies Measured for Sustainability Efforts

The CDP honor follows the release of UPS's 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report, which highlights UPS's sustainability efforts. With a score of 100 out of 100, UPS ranked among the top ten percent of companies measured and one of only 14 to receive a score of 100. UPS views sustainability reporting as a valuable tool for customers, investors and other stakeholders to evaluate the performance and commitment of a company to truly sustainable business practices. This recognition by one of the world's most respected organizations evaluating environmental performance affirms the success of UPS's dedicated sustainability efforts." To access UPS's 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report, visit www.sustainability.ups.com.

By | September 26th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS Expands Two Houston-Area Buildings

UPS® (NYSE: UPS) today announced expansion projects for two Houston-area distribution centers. UPS's Mykawa and Conroe facilities will increase delivery capabilities to address anticipated customer needs connected with peak holiday shipping demand. The Conroe facility primarily serves UPS customers in Montgomery County. "Demand for UPS services in the Houston-area continues to increase," said Craig Wiltz, president of the Red River District which is comprised of Texas and Oklahoma. The Mykawa facility will be modified to dispatch approximately 30 percent more delivery vehicles by adding infrastructure to facilitate loading and unloading of packages.

By | September 25th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

DHL parcelcopter launches initial operations for research purposes

The medications for the transport can be ordered from the research project's collaboration partner on Juist, Seehund pharmacy. Once the project takes off, vacationers and island residents can find out more about how they can place orders thanks to the research project at www.dhl.de/paketkopter . One of the institute’s areas of specialization is the safe and robust operation of unmanned aircraft for very different missions under challenging environmental and weather conditions. "With the DHL parcelcopter, an unmanned aircraft operating outside the controller's field of vision will perform deliveries for the first time in a real-world mission. This phase of the research project will test and evaluate the possibilities of such delivery methods.

By | September 24th, 2014|dhl, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

UPS Statement About Shooting Incident Near Birmingham, AL

US 09/24/14Atlanta, GAJefferson County (Ala.) Medical Examiner's Office Confirms IdentitiesUPS has been advised by the Jefferson County (Ala.) Medical Examiner's Office that it has identified the three people killed during a shooting incident at a UPS facility outside Birmingham, Ala., on Sept. 23. Kerry Tesney, 45, of Trussville, Ala., a recently terminated UPS driver with 21 years of employment, also died. Brian Callans, a resident of Birmingham, Ala., was a business manager and worked for UPS for 26 years. Doug Hutcheson, a resident of Odenville, Ala., was a driver supervisor and joined the company in 1999. We are providing the families of the victims, along with the employees who work in this facility, with counseling and support.

By | September 24th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

Press Release

For the first time worldwide, medications and other urgently needed goods will be delivered to the island at certain times of the day by DHL parcelcopter. The medications for the transport can be ordered from the research project's collaboration partner on Juist, Seehund pharmacy. Once the project takes off, vacationers and island residents can find out more about how they can place orders thanks to the research project at www.dhl.de/paketkopter . One of the institute’s areas of specialization is the safe and robust operation of unmanned aircraft for very different missions under challenging environmental and weather conditions. "With the DHL parc

By | September 24th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments