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FedEx Statement Regarding Georgia Shooting

FedEx Statement Regarding Georgia ShootingWe can confirm that an incident occurred early Tuesday morning at a FedEx Ground facility in Kennesaw, Georgia. We are grateful for the assistance of law enforcement. The situation is now stabilized and we are focused on the needs of our team members and cooperating with the law enforcement investigation of this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected, and with their families and friends.

By | 2016-09-02T06:51:05+00:00 April 29th, 2014|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Press Release

Founded in 1997 and led by youth volunteers, TECHO was also recently presented with a special donation of USD 250,000 from DHL for building a total of 100 new houses for families this year. “Since DHL began its partnership with TECHO, more than 2,000 of our colleagues have voluntarily helped build houses,” said Christof Ehrhart, Executive Vice President Corporate Communications and Responsibility at Deutsche Post DHL. “We think that it is important that we not only donate money but also directly involve ourselves in the project. The construction of transitional housing involves the community itself working alongside the TECHO volunteers to improve their perception of housing. For i

By | 2016-10-01T10:38:39+00:00 April 28th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

DHL volunteers support non-profit organization TECHO to reach goal of 100,000 emergency housing units in Latin America

“Since DHL began its partnership with TECHO, more than 2,000 of our colleagues have voluntarily helped build houses,” said Christof Ehrhart, Executive Vice President Corporate Communications and Responsibility at Deutsche Post DHL. “We think that it is important that we not only donate money but also directly involve ourselves in the project. The construction of transitional housing involves the community itself working alongside the TECHO volunteers to improve their perception of housing. For instance, in Peru, 57 DHL employees helped TECHO and other volunteers build three out of five houses constructed in the Juan de Miraflores district near Lima last month. “This project is the most important event that happened in our community,” said Sandra, who benefits from a new home.

By | 2016-09-20T01:07:15+00:00 April 28th, 2014|dhl, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

UPS Fuels Growth for Aerospace Customers

"UPS has the deep understanding and solutions expertise to address the complexities and needs of our customers in the aerospace industry, said Derrick Johnson, vice president of segment marketing at UPS. US 04/28/14Atlanta, GAUPS®, (NYSE: UPS) one of the world's largest airlines, has taken its knowledge of the aerospace industry and combined it with the company's global logistics expertise to launch new resources and help companies in the aerospace industry boost supply chain efficiency and growth. In an effort to highlight capabilities and affirm its commitment to the industry, UPS is running an advertising campaign throughout 2014 to communicate how we can help customers achieve optimal supply chain efficiency, remain competitive and expand into global markets. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS or follow @UPS_News on Twitter. The solutions, outlined in the new online industry guide, www.ups.com/aerospace, showcase UPS's ability to help customers in six key areas: global transportation, production support, spares distribution, quality management, customs and compliance, and visibility and technology.

By | 2016-09-13T17:07:22+00:00 April 28th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

Top Officials Visit FedEx

Top Officials Visit FedExFriday April 25Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, and Mayor AC Wharton visited the FedEx Memphis Hub on Friday to learn more about the new FedEx Cold Chain Center, a state of the art facility set to open in Spring 2015. The new FedEx Cold Chain Center is designed primarily for high-value, temperature-sensitive goods, like healthcare shipments and will also accommodate other perishables, including flowers and food products. The government officials toured various facilities in Memphis, as airport area development is a key factor in the support from the interagency partnership of HUD, DOT and EPA’s Sustainable Communities program.

By | 2016-09-02T06:50:52+00:00 April 25th, 2014|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Red, White and Blue Forever Stamps Unfurled Today

Postal Service issued the Red, White and Blue Forever Stamps here today at the WESTPEX Stamp Showin the San Francisco suburb of Burlingame. For more information about the Postal Service, visit usps.com and usps.com/postalfacts. Ordering 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. Ordering First-Day-of-Issue PostmarksCustomers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. Reporters interested in speaking with regional Postal Service public relations professionals should visit this link.

By | 2016-09-07T00:50:01+00:00 April 25th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

Weather Impacts UPS 1Q Results

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. "Much of the U.S. economy was negatively affected by the severe weather conditions in the first quarter, resulting in lower UPS operating results versus the prior year," said Scott Davis, UPS chairman and CEO. Unusually harsh weather weighed on operating profit by approximately $200 million, due to increased expenses and slower revenue growth. The segment generated $927 million in operating profit, down $158 million compared to the prior year, due to the impact of severe winter weather. Both tonnage and operating profit were negatively impacted by the severe winter weather.

By | 2016-09-13T17:08:24+00:00 April 24th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

FedEx Challenges Future Innovators at FIRST® Championship

Among the top prizes in the FedEx Innovation Challenge (http://blog.fedex.com/innovationchallenge) are $10,000 and $5,000 grants to be administered by FIRST and available for use in future FIRST initiatives. “FedEx is pleased to support the FIRST Championship, which provides students with exposure to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),” said Virginia Albanese, president and CEO, FedEx Custom Critical. FedEx Challenges Future Innovators at FIRST® ChampionshipST. LOUIS, April 24, 2014— FedEx today kicked off its support of the 2014 FIRST Championship in St. Louis with a social media based contest that challenges participating students to solve complex engineering and math problems via Instagram and Twitter. Founded 40 years ago, FedEx is a business grounded in innovation and technology and committed to developing the next generation of leaders in science and technology. FedEx began supporting FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology) in 2002.

By | 2016-09-02T06:50:42+00:00 April 24th, 2014|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

UPS Contract with International Brotherhood of Teamsters Approved

US 04/24/14Atlanta, GANational Master Agreement Effective April 25, 2014; Retroactive Effect to August 2013UPS (NYSE: UPS) today was notified by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) that the Master Agreement between UPS and the IBT was approved for implementation on April 25 for all UPS employees covered by the Agreement. "We are pleased with this notification and we will move forward to implement the terms of the contract," said Scott Davis, UPS chairman and CEO. About UPSUPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. "This contract provides improved wage and benefit coverage for employees and offers needed stability and flexibility that will help UPS compete effectively and remain a preferred employer offering the industry's best jobs." Competitive wage and benefit increases over the 5-year term of the agreement with a new base wage for part-time employees of $10 per hour.

By | 2016-09-13T17:08:11+00:00 April 24th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

FedEx and the Arbor Day Foundation Announce Disaster Recovery Program

FedEx and the Arbor Day Foundation Announce Disaster Recovery ProgramNEBRASKA CITY, Neb., April 24, 2014 — FedEx Corp. and the Arbor Day Foundation announced today the launch of the Community Tree Recovery program, which will connect disaster-stricken communities with the resources needed for sustainable recovery and community healing. Through this Arbor Day Foundation program, FedEx – as national sponsor — will enhance sustainable recovery efforts for these communities in the months and years to come. About the Arbor Day FoundationThe Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. Through the collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation, FedEx will provide leadership and resources to help disaster-stricken communities build a critical foundation to long-term, sustainable recovery. Following a natural disaster, the Arbor Day Foundation will assess its response plans against a formalized set of environmental and social filters used to determine when and how the program is activated.

By | 2016-09-02T06:50:31+00:00 April 24th, 2014|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments