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UPS Wraps Up The Holidays With Returns

The UPS Store locations in the U.S. are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of The UPS Store, Inc., a subsidiary of UPS (NYSE: UPS). National Returns Day Events 2015Media Note: UPS and The UPS Store are hosting National Returns Day activities on Jan. 6, 2015 in California and Chicago. US 12/26/14Atlanta, GAPeak Season Preparations Helped Retailers to Take Advantage of Holiday Season DemandUPS Survey: Online Shoppers Expect Easy ReturnsEasy Holiday Returns via The UPS Store, UPS Access Point Locations or Driver PickupWith a record number of consumers shopping online for the holidays, post-holiday returns and exchanges will keep UPS (NYSE: UPS) busy right through the new year. Shoppers can also place their pre-paid ground or air returns into any of the 38,000 UPS Drop Boxes. Currently, there are 300 UPS Access Point locations in Brooklyn and the Bronx, and 100 locations throughout the Chicago area.

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

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DHL introduces two so-called Teardrop trailers as well as one LNG-Truck for the first time in Belgium. By adding to its green fleet, Deutsche Post DHL not only acts on its environmental responsibility but also benefits from decreased fuel use. In the UK, DHL already deploys more than 1.100 Teardrop trailers, which have been further developed and modified over the years. The two new teardrop trailers follow the initial launch of this vehicle – the first one in mainland Europe at all - in June 2014. Most recently, Deutsche Post DHL acquired StreetScooter GmbH, a developer of tailor-made electric ve

By | December 22nd, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

DHL and partner Ninatrans introduce the first LNG-Truck and the first two Teardrop Trailers in Belgium

By adding to its green fleet, Deutsche Post DHL not only acts on its environmental responsibility but also benefits from decreased fuel use. In the UK, DHL already deploys more than 1.100 Teardrop trailers, which have been further developed and modified over the years. The two new teardrop trailers follow the initial launch of this vehicle – the first one in mainland Europe at all - in June 2014. Most recently, Deutsche Post DHL acquired StreetScooter GmbH, a developer of tailor-made electric vehicles. Here, Deutsche Post DHL is currently transforming Bonn into Germany’s first city with a carbon-free vehicle concept for mail and parcel delivery.

By | December 22nd, 2014|dhl, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Deutsche Post DHL awarded with European sustainable transport label

Mention recognizes significant steps in reporting and reducing emissionsAs one of the first companies, Deutsche Post DHL, the leading postal and logistics group, has been awarded with the Green Freight Europe (GFE) label. The award goes to companies that have shared CO2 data and information on policies, strategy and intentions to reduce CO2 emissions. “We are a founding member of Green Freight Europe as well as for the similar regional organization in Asia. Green Freight Europe is an industry driven program to support companies in improving the environmental performances of freight transport in Europe. In 2015 GFE will further improve on CO2 data exchange and foster access to the GFE Knowledge Sharing Platform.

By | December 18th, 2014|dhl, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

UPS Agrees to Terms with ORTIE to Acquire Polish Healthcare Logistics Company Poltraf

Based in Blonie near Warsaw, Poltraf has offered customers top-rate healthcare logistics solutions for the past nine years. "This acquisition brings greater capability to our global healthcare network," said Cindy Miller, president, UPS Europe. For more information on UPS's broad healthcare logistics capabilities, visit: www.ups.com/healthcarelogistics. The acquisition will further strengthen UPS's healthcare expertise and network in Europe, enabling compliant logistics services to customers for streamlining their product supply to the fast-growing healthcare markets of Central and Eastern Europe. "Joining forces with UPS will allow us to continue to provide high-quality logistics services to our customers and broaden our reach by leveraging UPS's global distribution network.

By | December 18th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

Press Release

The “first leaf” is part of a four-tier, yearly labeling program by GFE that recognizes and benchmarks members based on their efforts and measures in reporting and reducing CO2 emissions. Mention recognizes significant steps in reporting and reducing emissionsAs one of the first companies, Deutsche Post DHL, the leading postal and logistics group, has been awarded with the Green Freight Europe (GFE) label. The award goes to companies that have shared CO2 data and information on policies, strategy and intentions to reduce CO2 emissions. “We are a founding member of Green Freight Europe as well as for the similar regional organization in Asia. Green Freight Europe is an industry dr

By | December 18th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

FedEx Corp. Reports Strong Earnings Growth

FedEx Corp. Reports Strong Earnings GrowthMEMPHIS, Tenn., December 17, 2014 … FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) today reported earnings of $2.14 per diluted share for the second quarter ended November 30, up 36% from last year’s $1.57 per share. “FedEx posted strong results and a higher operating margin in the second quarter, with continued growth in volumes and base yields in each of our transportation segments,” said Frederick W. Smith, FedEx Corp. chairman, president and chief executive officer. Share

By | December 17th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

UPS Donates $10,000 to Woodland Elementary for Sustainable Food Gardens

US 12/17/14Atlanta, GAConstruction for UPS Gardens to Commence in February 2015UPS® (NYSE: UPS) will donate $10,000 to Woodland Elementary this month, enabling the Sandy Springs, Ga., school to build a sustainable food garden. The project will be named the UPS Gardens at Woodland Elementary. "I am so pleased by the development of the new partnership between UPS and Woodland Elementary," said Gamble. The UPS Gardens will feature food plants only, providing fresh fare to families of students in need and to a local food bank. Earlier today, the school hosted a dedication ceremony that included Woodland Elementary principal Amy Gamble, students, faculty and community members.

By | December 17th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

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Simply by holding their cell phone to their ear or pressing the microphone symbol, smartphone users can now send a voice message via the simple user interface to friends or colleagues without having to type lengthy texts with both hands. Simply by holding their cell phone to their ear or pressing the microphone symbol, smartphone users can now send a voice message via the simple user interface to friends or colleagues without having to type lengthy texts with both hands. In the iOS version, SIMSme can now be unlocked with a thumbprint using Touch ID.SIMSme continues to encrypt all messages automatically before they are sent, only decrypting them again on the recipient’s smartphone. In so doing, messages and files for which the s

By | December 17th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Postal Service’s Game Face On For Busiest Delivery Day of the Year

Reporters interested in following letter carriers on the busiest delivery day may contact regional Postal Service public relations professionals at about.usps.com/news/media-contacts/usps-local-media-contacts.pdf. WASHINGTON — Tomorrow is the busiest delivery day of the year with the Postal Service projecting a 12 percent increase in package volume over last year’s holiday season. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. 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. “This is our season and with Thursday being the busiest delivery day of the year, we’re stepping up to the plate to deliver millions of packages tomorrow,” said Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.

By | December 17th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments