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UPS Speeds ORION Deployment And Takes Routing Optimization To New Heights

UPS driver Tim Ahn said, "I get options that I would have actually never thought of before. UPS prototyped ORION technology at 11 different sites between 2008 and 2011 and engaged senior UPS drivers to "beat the computer." ORION has a team of 500 dedicated resources to move the U.S deployment forward as UPS nears its busy holiday season. ORION is constantly evaluating routing options up to the moment a driver leaves the UPS facility. The driver's handheld mobile device and telematics technologies combined with custom mapping data and ORION algorithms provide more efficient routes for UPS drivers.

By | 2016-09-13T17:25:06+00:00 October 30th, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

FedEx Chairman, President and CEO Participates in National Competitiveness Forum

FedEx Chairman, President and CEO Participates in National Competitiveness ForumToday, FedEx Chairman, President and CEO Frederick W. Smith participated in the 2013 National Competitiveness Forum hosted by the Council on Competitiveness. Mr. Smith addressed energy and investments issues during a session on "Leadership Perspectives on Competitiveness Trends and Drivers." Prior to the panel, Mr. Smith discussed the upcoming peak season and the strength of the U.S. economy with Sara Eisen of Bloomberg TV. Whirlpool Chairman and CEO Jeff M. Fettig and Siemens President and CEO Eric Spiegel joined Mr. Smith on the panel to discuss industry trends, technological transformations and key challenges and opportunities to improve U.S. competitiveness. This event gathered experienced, creative leaders and renowned thinkers in academia, government and industry to discuss the state of America's competitiveness and explore pressing and emerging priorities.

By | 2016-09-02T07:01:01+00:00 October 30th, 2013|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

FedEx and Cardinal Health Form Strategic Alliance to Offer Premier Healthcare 3PL Solutions

About Cardinal HealthHeadquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $101 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. FedEx and Cardinal Health Form Strategic Alliance to Offer Premier Healthcare 3PL SolutionsMEMPHIS, Tenn., October 29, 2013 – FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and Cardinal Health, (NYSE:CAH) announced today that they have formed a strategic alliance that will enable the companies to leverage their market-leading capabilities to provide 3PL solutions. FedEx HealthCare SolutionsFedEx HealthCare Solutions is committed to offering specialty services to the healthcare industry. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. A dedicated healthcare support team works hand-in-hand with companies to engineer ideal solutions to help healthcare customers stay competitive.

By | 2016-09-02T07:00:48+00:00 October 29th, 2013|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

UPS Holiday Pick-Ups To Exceed 34 Million Packages On Peak Day

In addition, there will be five delivery days within the 2013 peak season where UPS will surpass peak day 2012. Monday, December 16 - Peak pick-up day with over 34 million packages. US 10/25/13Atlanta, GADaily Volume To Increase in Compressed 2013 Holiday Season; 55,000 Seasonal Employees To Be HiredWith the holiday shopping season just around the corner, UPS expects to pick-up over 34 million packages globally on its peak day, December 16. Key peak season dates include:Cyber Monday, December 2 - Pick-up volume will eclipse 32 million, an increase of 10%. Overall, UPS expects peak season daily volume to increase by 8% this year.

By | 2016-09-13T17:25:19+00:00 October 25th, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS Delivers 9.4 Percent EPS Growth In 3Q

Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names. Furthermore, we use these adjusted financial measures to determine awards for our management personnel under our incentive compensation plans. Domestic operating profit was $129 million and operating margin was 1.6% as a result of the pension restructuring charge. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect an additional way of viewing aspects of our operations that, when viewed with our GAAP results and the preceding reconciliations to corresponding GAAP financial measures, provide a more complete understanding of our business. Operating margin for the business unit declined slightly, due to higher compensation and benefit expense.

By | 2016-09-13T17:25:37+00:00 October 25th, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

FedEx Express to Add Electric Vehicles to its Fleet in Brazil

The brand is a top seller in the electric vehicle market, with 50% market share. SAO PAULO, October 25, 2013—FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the largest express transportation company in the world, will add the first electric vehicles (EVs) to its local fleet in Brazil in January 2014. The Global EV FleetToday, FedEx has 161 electric vehicles and 365 hybrid-electric vehicles in service in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and China. FedEx is a global leader in the deployment of electric vehicle technology for package pick-up and delivery in urban areas. The introduction of electric vehicles to the Brazilian operation is part of the FedEx global sustainability platform, EarthSmart, which guides the company’s commitment to the environment and to the communities in which it operates.

By | 2016-09-02T07:00:34+00:00 October 25th, 2013|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Global Forever: Evergreen Wreath Stamp

Postal Service celebrates the winter holidays by issuing the first international Global Holiday stamp — the Global Forever: Evergreen Wreath stamp. 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. To distinguish this stamp from other Forever stamps, the shape of the international stamp is round and bears the words “Global Forever.”Art director William J. Gicker of Washington, DC, designed the stamp. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. SOCIAL MEDIAFollow the United States Postal Service on twitter.com/USPS and at facebook.com/USPS.

By | 2016-09-07T01:03:20+00:00 October 24th, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

DHL to be Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2015

The equipment to be transported will include, for example, an estimated 1,400 rugby balls, 200 kicking tees and 200 tackle bags. It will then be delivered by DHL to Dublin, Ireland on November 17 in time for the inaugural IRB World Rugby Conference. The partnership between DHL and Rugby World Cup 2015 continues a longstanding relationship between DHL and the game of Rugby. DHL was Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand, and was a naming rights sponsor of the recent 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour of Australia. A total of 102 million global viewers watched the Final of Rugby World Cup 2011.

By | 2016-09-20T01:14:53+00:00 October 24th, 2013|dhl, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Press Release

DHL and Rugby World Cup Limited (RWCL) today announced that DHL will be Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2015. The partnership will see DHL assume responsibility for the logistics for one of the biggest international sporting events, which will... The equipment to be transported will include, for example, an estimated 1,400 rugby balls, 200 kicking tees and 200 tackle bags. It will then be delivered by DHL to Dublin, Ireland on November 17 in time for the inaugural IRB World Rugby Conference. The partnership between DHL and Rugby World Cup 2015 continues a longstanding relationship between DHL and the game of Rugby. DHL was Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand, and was a naming rights sponsor of the recent 201

By | 2016-10-01T10:44:26+00:00 October 24th, 2013|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Online Shopping Boosts FedEx Holiday Volume

The 11 percent year-over-year increase will be driven by online retailers feeding the FedEx Ground® and FedEx SmartPost® networks. Online Shopping Boosts FedEx Holiday VolumeMEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 23, 2013 –FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) expects to see its busiest day in company history when it moves more than 22 million shipments around the world on Cyber Monday, December 2, 2013. These network enhancements have accelerated FedEx Ground delivery by one day in more than half of the United States. In addition to e-commerce, retail inventory such as personal consumer electronics, apparel and luxury goods will drive this increase in FedEx holiday volumes. As reported in first quarter earnings ended August 31, FedEx SmartPost average daily volume increased 26 percent primarily due to growth in e-commerce.

By | 2016-09-02T07:00:17+00:00 October 23rd, 2013|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments