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UPS And CyPhy Works Test Drone For Urgent Commercial Delivery

The drone flight advances an investment made by The UPS Strategic Enterprise Fund in CyPhy to gather information about drone uses and capabilities. Innovation through automation and robotics has long been a focus for the world’s largest package delivery company. “Drone technology used in this way can save lives and deliver products and services to places that are difficult to reach by traditional transit infrastructures.”The CyPhy drone used in Thursday’s test is the Persistent Aerial Reconnaissance and Communications (PARC) system. UPS and CyPhy flew the PARC from Beverly to Children’s Island

By | September 23rd, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS To Open Advanced Technology Package Center In Compton, CA

US 09/21/16Compton, CAAdditional pickup and delivery services will address commercial and residential volume growth with $70 million capital investment. UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced plans for a new package center in Compton, CA. “UPS continues to see commercial and residential growth in and around the greater Los Angeles area” said Tom Cuce, president of the UPS Southern California District. State-of-the-art package sorting equipment combined with other UPS automation technology will be integrated into the new building. The new site will join 32 UPS package delivery buildings currently serv

By | September 21st, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

Laura Lane, UPS President of Global Public Affairs, Appointed to President’s Council on Doing Business in Africa

US 09/20/16Washington, DCU.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the appointment of 23 private sector leaders to the second President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA). PAC-DBIA members – representing small, medium, and large companies from a variety of industry sectors – advise the President, through the Secretary of Commerce, on ways to strengthen commercial engagement between the United States and Africa. Read press release from U.S. Department of Commerce

By | September 20th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS On-Demand 3D Printing Network Expanded To Asia

“At UPS, we are embracing disruptive technologies and integrating them into our global logistics network. We believe that much like ecommerce digitized and transformed retail, 3D printing will have a similar impact on manufacturing.”“UPS is the first integrated logistics provider to establish an on-demand 3D printing manufacturing and logistics network in Asia,” McCullough added. In the U.S., the 3D printing network also includes more than 60 The UPS Store® locations, providing multiple printing locations and geographic coverage. Wohlers Report 2016 predicts the 3D printing industry will grow

By | September 19th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

The UPS Store Teams Up With Toys for Tots to Showcase the Importance of Childhood Literacy

The UPS Store will conclude the fundraising effort with a float in the 128th Roses Parade® highlighting the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. The UPS Store plans to showcase the anticipated success of this year’s program by celebrating all the individuals and communities that make the Toys for Tots Literacy Program possible. 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). For additional information on The UPS Store, including information on franchise opportunities for opening a The UPS Store

By | September 15th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS To Hire About 95,000 For Holiday Season

Many senior UPS executives, including CEO David Abney and three other members of the company’s Management Committee, started their UPS careers as part-time employees. From the 2012 through 2014 holiday seasons, over 37 percent of the people UPS hired for seasonal package handler jobs were later hired in a permanent position when the holidays were over. “But with many of our holiday hires getting permanent jobs with us, it can also be a gateway to a career.”Permanent UPS jobs – including part-time jobs -- come with excellent pay and benefits, including healthcare and retirement benefits. At man

By | September 14th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS Named To Dow Jones Sustainability World Index For Fourth Consecutive Year

US 09/08/16Atlanta, GANamed to DJSI North America Index for 12th Straight YearUPS (NYSE: UPS) was named to the Dow Jones SustainabilityTM World Index (DJSI World) for the fourth consecutive year and the Dow Jones SustainabilityTM North America Index for the 12th straight year. Created in 1999, the DJSI was the first global index to provide complex benchmarks for measuring corporate sustainability. “We’re proud to see the ongoing recognition of our sustainability work by the DJSI World and North America Indices,” said Tamara Barker, UPS chief sustainability officer and vice president of environmental affairs. More than 3,400 companies were invited to participate in this year’s Corporate Sustainability Assessment. UPS is committed to operating more sustainably – for customers, the environment and the communities we serve around the world.

By | September 8th, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS Announces U.S. Rate Changes

Information about other 2017 UPS rate changes and additional charges will be made available on the site on November 18, 2016. Further, UPS Freight announced an average net 4.9 percent general rate increase effective September 19, 2016. Daily rates for UPS U.S. Air and International services will increase an average net 4.9 percent. Ground service Daily rate will increase by an average net 4.9 percent. UPS Air Freight rates within and between the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, will increase an average net 4.9 percent, also effective December 26, 2016.

By | September 1st, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS Pilots Ratify New Contract

The contract covers 2,579 pilots at UPS Airlines. US 08/31/16Louisville, KYAgreement passes by wide margin, enhances wages, pension and schedulingUPS (NYSE:UPS) pilots represented by the Independent Pilots Association today ratified a new labor agreement that becomes amendable Sept. 1, 2021. The agreement was voted on by 98.7% of the association membership, with 91.6% percent voting to ratify. Terms of the agreement become effective Sept. 1, 2016 and run through Sept. 1, 2021. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS or follow @UPS_News on Twitter.

By | August 31st, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

The UPS Foundation Advances Global Forestry Initiative

Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities. The UPS Foundation has a goal to fund the planting of 15 million trees by the end of 2020. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/Foundation. In addition to The Nature Conservancy, The UPS Foundation is awarding environmental grants to 10 other organizations:DonorsChoose.org, backing environmental education classroom projects submitted by public school teachers in rural U.S. communities. National Arbor Day Foundation, for continued help with reforestation programs of Canada’s Boreal Forest, planting 50,000 trees.

By | August 31st, 2016|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments