Monthly Archives: March 2017

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UPS Honored As WBENC Top Corporation For Women Business Enterprises

Gary Kallenbach, UPS chief procurement officer, and, Estrella Cramer, UPS supplier diversity director, received the Platinum distinction award on behalf of UPS and were recognized in front of an audience of more than 1,500 business leaders at the WBENC Summit & Salute to Women's Business Enterprises award ceremony that took place March 23, 2017, in New Orleans. “Our UPS supplier diversity process ensures that the small, minority and woman-owned businesses that drive economic development in the c

By | March 24th, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

DHL and Gatwick open new waste management plant – becoming the first airport in the world to turn Category 1 airline waste into energy onsite

DHL’s new £3.8million waste plant not only disposes of Category 1 waste safely onsite, but converts it and other organic waste into energy to heat Gatwick’s waste management site and power the site's water recovery system. Gatwick currently treats 2,200 tonnes of Category 1 waste each year, around 20% of the total generated at the airport (10,500 tonnes). The new energy plant will process around 10 tonnes per day, whereas all Category 1 waste was previously processed offsite. “On our journey to become one of the greenest airports in the world, our new world-beating waste plant turns a difficult waste problem into a sustainable energy source. Disposing of Category 1 waste can be very costly and time-consuming, but

By | March 24th, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

Deutsche Post DHL Group continues successful concert series “Begegnungen” (Encounters) as main sponsor of the Beethovenfest

The company not only supports the event financially, but also offers a venue at the Post Tower for free concerts. Free three-week side program in the Post Tower LoungeOpen-air viewing on September 10, 2017, on the Bonn MarktplatzDeutsche Post DHL Group is once again a partner of the international Beethovenfest in Bonn. The company not only supports the event financially, but also offers a venue at the Post Tower for free concerts. One highpoint is the series “Begegnungen” (Encounters), successfully started in 2016.“Bonn‘s Beethovenfest is a delight to the people in Bonn, the region and beyond,” said Christo

By | March 24th, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

USPS issues two new stamps

Postal Service will issue two new stamps this spring — a $1.15 Global Forever international rate stamp and a 3-cent stamp. The Green Succulent Global Forever international rate stamp will be available in panes of 10 stamps to be issued April 28. It can be used to mail a 1-ounce letter to any country where First-Class Mail International service is available. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its opera

By | March 23rd, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

DHL to ship remote-controlled helicopters for Shenzhen Youkeshu Technologies

“We’re excited to be working with Shenzhen Youkeshu Technologies to further grow their global market share and optimize their supply chain for growing reliance on e-commerce,” said Steve Huang, CEO, Greater China, DHL Global Forwarding. Dedicated DHL control tower will oversee Shenzhen Youkeshu’s air, sea, and rail shipments of consumer electronics to Europe and AsiaDHL solution will constantly adapt to meet fluctuating e-commerce demand from Shenzhen Youkeshu’s customers and optimize fulfillment efficiencyDHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, will transport remote-controlled helicopters, parts, and other hobbyist items this year for Shenzhen Youkeshu Technologies, a major C

By | March 21st, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

FedEx Corp. Reports Third Quarter Earnings

FedEx Corp. Reports Third Quarter EarningsMEMPHIS, Tenn., March 21, 2017 … FedEx Corp. today reported earnings of $2.07 per diluted share ($2.35 per diluted share on an adjusted basis) for the third quarter ended February 28, compared to earnings of $1.84 per diluted share a year ago ($2.51 per diluted share last year on an adjusted basis). Before year-end MTM pension accounting adjustments, earnings are now projected to be $10.80 to $11.30 per diluted share for fiscal 2017. The operating income

By | March 21st, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

FedEx Express to launch Liege-Memphis flight

FedEx Express to launch Liege-Memphis flightImportant milestone in the integration of TNT gives TNT customers direct access to FedEx Express North America networkMEMPHIS, Tenn., March 21, 2017 — FedEx Express (FedEx), the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), will begin operating a new flight linking TNT’s European air hub in Liège (Belgium) to the FedEx World Hub in Memphis (U.S.) beginning in early April 2017. This is an important step in c

By | March 21st, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

Bombardier Transportation gets Riyadh’s metro system rolling with DHL

The first of the trains arrived in Riyadh in late 2016, marking the successful start of a multi-year forwarding agreement between manufacturer Bombardier Transportation and DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL... Bombardier Transportation selected DHL Global Forwarding based on its global scale and track record in safe, reliable, and cost-effective delivery of large “break-bulk” cargo – items that, due to their size or shape, must be loaded and unloaded without using standard shipping containers. A global leader in rail technology, Bombardier Transportation offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. Head

By | March 20th, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

DHL invites creative minds to join Innovation Challenges 2017

Participants are invited to either develop a prototype of a mobile piece picking robot or develop a solution to a logistics problem using a sharing economy business model, platform or concept. Participants are invited to either develop a prototype of a mobile piece picking robot or develop a solution to a logistics problem using a sharing economy business model, platform or concept. Participants should submit a written document and video explaining their idea until September through the competition's website at www.dhlinnovationchallenge.com All entries will be reviewed by senior DHL executives in a pre-selection process. The prototypes will be tested live at the DHL Innovation Day. T

By | March 16th, 2017|shippers|0 Comments

Robert Panara immortalized on stamp

The Postal Service’s 16th stamp in the Distinguished Americans series honors Robert Panara (1920-2014), an influential teacher and a pioneer in the field of Deaf Studies. At age 10, Panara was profoundly deafened after contracting spinal meningitis, which damaged his auditory nerves. Panara taught English for two decades, beginning in 1948, at Gallaudet College (now University), in Washington, DC. In 1967, he helped found the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) and became its first

By | March 15th, 2017|shippers|0 Comments