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UPS Broadens Multimodal Express Portfolio with China-Europe Rail Offering

UPS now offers the rail service from Chengdu, China, to Lodz, Poland, and from Zhengzhou, China, to Hamburg, Germany. The new rail service is up to 50 percent faster than ocean freight and up to 70 percent less costly than air freight. *The new rail service is well-timed to meet the needs of customers looking to balance supply chains. Combining the rail movement with a truck network, UPS can provide service to customers throughout China and Europe. The rail offering follows several enhancements in 2013 to UPS's multimodal express services, including the expansion of UPS Preferred Less-Than-Container Load (LCL) ocean freight service from Asia to Mexico and from Europe to the U.S. and Canada, and the introduction of UPS Worldwide Express Freight service to and from the UAE.

By | 2016-09-13T16:59:42+00:00 June 30th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS Expands Memphis Facility

US 06/25/14Memphis, TNExpanded facility will increase package processing capacity by more than 80 percentConstruction recently began to expand by one-third the UPSandreg; (NYSE: UPS) package distribution facility on Swinnea Road in Memphis. The Memphis UPS hub is a centerpiece for the efficient movement of package volume between Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. The larger facility footprint and new sorting technology will handle increasing UPS volume in the mid-South driven largely from double-digit e-commerce volume growth. UPS also recently installed a new UPS Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueling station on the Memphis property. UPS expects to add 350 new jobs over a three-year period to meet volume growth at this site.

By | 2016-09-13T16:59:57+00:00 June 25th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

Rob Carter Honored for Sustainability Leadership

Rob Carter Honored for Sustainability LeadershipFedEx has once again won praise for its sustainability initiatives. Rob Carter, Executive Vice President, Information Services/Chief Information Officer at FedEx Corporation, was honored this month with the C.K. Prahalad Award for Global Business Sustainability Leadership. Prahalad Award was created to honor the vision and life’s work of the late Dr. C.K. This year’s other honorees are Tamara “TJ” DiCaprio from Microsoft, and The Global Water Challenge.

By | 2016-09-02T06:47:54+00:00 June 25th, 2014|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

The UPS Capital Jeweler’s Elite Program Expanding to Three More Cities

The UPS Capital Jeweler's Elite Program offers several advantages, including:Protection against loss or damage to goods in transit up to the sale price, limited to a $150,000 maximum. Designed specifically to help jewelers protect their high-value shipments, the service delivers time and cost savings by combining UPS shipping with insurance offered through UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc. This unique service combines proactive monitoring of packages, and, if necessary intervention and remediation, plus insurance through UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc. With its Jewelry Center, JewelryMart and Diamond Exchange, San Francisco is in the top ten U.S. jewelry markets," said Dave Zamsky, UPS vice president of marketing, UPS Capital. Availability across all UPS service levels, including ground shipments.

By | 2016-09-13T17:00:16+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS Honored at Annual North American 3PL Awards

UPS received top honors in several key categories, including: Best 3PL for Automotive Supply Chains, Best 3PL for Pharma/Lifesciences/Healthcare Supply Chains, Best 3PL for Sustainability Supply Chains, and Best 3PL for Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chains. The awards were presented during eyefortransport's (eft) 12th Annual North American 3PL Awards Summit in Chicago. Last year, UPS received top honors in the Best 3PL for Industrial Supply Chains category. Nominees are shortlisted by a panel of industry experts, and winners are chosen by North American 3PL customers - those manufacturers and retailers who depend on and work with logistics service providers daily. About 600 senior-level logistics and supply chain executives attended this year's summit, which included a "super session" focused on logistics-customer relationships.

By | 2016-09-13T17:00:33+00:00 June 19th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS Announces Dimensional Weight Changes

UPS already applies this method for UPS air services (domestic and international), UPS Standard™ to Mexico ground services and for UPS® Ground packages and UPSandreg; Standard to Canada packages measuring 3 cubic feet in size or larger. The company believes that as a result of the dimensional weight pricing method, more shippers will seek to optimize their packaging practices. The UPS Package Design and Test Lab helps customers optimize the size of packaging to minimize dimensional weight, ensuring packages are protected while in transit. For example, the package weight compared to the physical exterior dimension is declining. In addition, UPS Freight recently began offering an optional, simplified density-based pricing program to a segment of its customer base.

By | 2016-09-13T17:00:46+00:00 June 17th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

New Pricing Strategy to Grow Priority Mail

For details on free Package Pickup, visit usps.com/pickup; Available with the U.S. For use with Priority Mail, and Priority Mail International shipping. The price change will include a modest increase for Priority Mail prices at Post Offices and other postal retail outlets. The Postal Service will continue to offer Priority Mail customers free insurance, expected delivery day, flat-rate packaging options and Regional Rate Boxes. 3 The price change applies to the Domestic Priority Mail Shipping Product. For Priority Mail, 50,000 pieces are required within the prior year.

By | 2016-09-07T00:46:15+00:00 June 16th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

Letter carriers delivered in the fight against hunger

Postal Service letter carriers collected 72.5 million pounds of food on May 10 from the donations of thousands of communities throughout America for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Stamp Out Hunger, the nation’s largest single-day food drive, was launched in 1993 by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and is supported by the Postal Service. The nation’s food banks and pantries were able to stock up with food donations from the May 10th food drive. 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. About 50 million Americans — including 16 million children — lack sufficient food, according to Feeding America, a partner in the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive and the nation’s leading domestic hunger relief charity.

By | 2016-09-07T00:46:04+00:00 June 16th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

USPS honors 14 suppliers for outstanding performance

Deloitte’s professionals augment Postal Service initiatives, allowing the Postal Service to reduce costs, improve operations, and generate revenue. Companies were recognized in the following categories: Supplier Performance, Supplier Excellence, Supplier Innovation, Supplier Diversity, Supplier Sustainability Excellence, Postal Supplier Council Excellence and for the first time, the Postmaster General’s Supplier Award. Pratt established an innovative recycling program for the Postal Service that recovered obsolete materials and converted them into packaging substrate for new Postal Service packaging. ABM helped create a comprehensive Postal Service Key Supplier Performance Survey, which provided valuable data regarding the selection and improvement of various Key Supplier performance metrics. Postal Service recently recognized 14 companies in the annual Supplier Performance Awards.

By | 2016-09-07T00:46:25+00:00 June 16th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

UPS Pledges 20 Million Hours of Volunteer Service by End of 2020

US 06/16/14Atlanta, GAThe UPS Foundation supports global volunteerism effortsUPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today that the company has pledged to complete 20 million hours of global volunteerism and community service by the end of 2020. Since 2011, UPS employees have logged 5.3 million hours of employee service around the world. Our pledge of logging 20 million hours of volunteer service by the end of 2020 reinforces our corporate giving strategy and our commitment to our volunteering and philanthropic efforts that advance and enrich communities around the world." "The UPS Foundation has been working with Points of Light for more than a decade," said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. By achieving this goal, UPS's total volunteer hours will increase more than 12% and non-profits will receive volunteer assistance valued at more than $460 million* by the end of the initiative.

By | 2016-09-13T17:01:06+00:00 June 16th, 2014|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments