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UPS Freight Adds LNG Tractors

“Even though UPS has used LNG tractors in package operations for more than a decade, it’s still a relatively new fuel for trucking,” said Willie Rivero, UPS Freight vice president-fleet. US 04/30/15Richmond, VAPurchase supports enterprise’s sustainability goalsUPS Freight® (NYSE:UPS), one of the nation’s largest heavy freight carriers, announced today the addition of 64 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tractors to its fleet. The UPS fleet includes all-electric, hybrid electric, hydraulic hybrid, compressed natural gas, LNG, propane, biomethane and light-weight fuel-saving composite body vehicles. The tractors, which are based in Harrisburg, Pa., join UPS’s worldwide fleet of more than 2,500 natural gas vehicles. About UPS FreightUPS Freight (NYSE:UPS) is one of the largest LTL carriers in the U.S. and a leading TL service provider.

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UPS Innovations Win Gold at Edison Awards

US 04/30/15AtlantaThe UPS Access Point™ network and UPS My Choice® took home the Gold award for innovative services in customer service during the 2015 Edison Awards in New York City. UPS My Choice and UPS Access Point work seamlessly together to provide busy online shoppers and global retailers new personalized solutions to manage residential package deliveries. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit http://www.edisonawards.com. In select countries, UPS My Choice members can send qualifying packages directly to a UPS Access Point location as their preferred delivery address. A panel of 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academia and leaders in product development determined thisAbout the Edison AwardsThe Edison Awards™ is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators.

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Wall Street Journal Launches ‘WSJ Logistics Report’

# # #About The Wall Street JournalThe Wall Street Journal is a global news organization that provides leading news, information, commentary and analysis. WSJ Logistics Report (@WSJlogistics) will also soon feature a daily email newsletter covering logistics and supply chain news, with analysis from the Journal and other sources. US 04/30/15New York, NYThe Wall Street Journal today launched a new digital news product, WSJ Logistics Report (wsj.com/logistics), which will delve into one of the most dynamic sectors in business today. To subscribe to The Wall Street Journal, visit here. We intend to be indispensable reading for those within the industry and beyond,” said Dennis K. Berman (@dkberman), Business Editor of The Wall Street Journal.

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UPS Achieves No. 1 Ranking on 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100

US 04/29/15AtlantaUPS®(NYSE: UPS) today announced its Near Real-Time Service Performance Reporting (NRT) solution ranked first on the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100. Additional details on the InformationWeek Elite 100 can be found online at informationweek.com/elite100. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek Elite 100 spotlights the power of business technology innovation. “This industry-first innovation has been a key enabler for enhancing overall service, performance and customer experience.”InformationWeek Elite 100 research tracks the technology-based investments, strategies, and results of some of the best-known organizations in the country. Exceeding the capabilities of a traditional package tracking and visibility platform, the NRT system is equipped with advanced predicative analytics that provides UPS operations with near real-time insights into package movement and service performance throughout the UPS global small package network.

By | 2016-09-13T16:24:41+00:00 April 29th, 2015|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

UPS Commits $500,000 and Logistics Expertise in Support of Nepal Earthquake Recovery

US 04/29/15AtlantaThe UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced an initial commitment of $500,000 (US) to aid in response and recovery efforts following the devastating earthquake on April 25 in Nepal. The UPS Foundation will contribute a combination of cash and in-kind support to enable the provision of urgent relief supplies as well as potential on-the-ground logistics support for long-term recovery needs. For more information about the UPS Foundation’s Humanitarian Relief & Resilience Program, visit UPS.com/Foundation. “The devastation in Nepal is heartbreaking, and our condolences go out to all of the people impacted by this terrible tragedy,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. The program provides communities with crisis recovery support at all stages, from disaster preparation to urgent relief following an event through post-crisis rehabilitation.

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FedEx Recognizes Young Innovators at FIRST® Championship

The FedEx Innovation Challenge is a social media-based competition consisting of math and science problems and scavenger hunt activities, FedEx innovation trivia and more. In addition to facilitating the Innovation Challenge and providing in-kind shipping, FedEx continues its sponsorship of the FIRST Robotics Rookie Grant Program. FedEx Recognizes Young Innovators at FIRST® ChampionshipInnovation Challenge Awards More than $50,000 in GrantsST. LOUIS, April 28, 2015 —Dozens of middle and high school students competing in the international FIRST Championship in St. Louis are walking away from the second annual FedEx Innovation Challenge with more than $50,000 in grant money to fund their teams for the next year. “The competition for innovation to drive growth is very real in both the private and public sectors. About FIRST®Accomplished inventor Dean Kamen founded FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) in 1989 to inspire an appreciation of science and technology in young people.

By | 2016-09-02T06:36:25+00:00 April 28th, 2015|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Press Release

The international aid community is now gearing up to fly in urgently needed goods like technical equipment, water and food. The international aid community is now gearing up to fly in urgently needed goods like technical equipment, water and food. This is the specific logistics support that our DHL Disaster Response Team will provide at the airport. Chris Weeks, DHL Director for Humanitarian Affairs, said: “In the aftermath of a disaster, airports can become bottlenecks that delay the distribution of emergency relief supplies. Disaster management at Deutsche Post DHL GroupGoHelp is the disaster management program of

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UPS 1Q Earnings Per Share Up 14%

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. These adjusted financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for GAAP operating profit, operating margin, net income and earnings per share, which are the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. US 04/28/15AtlantaProfitability Improved Across all SegmentsPricing Initiatives Drove Yields HigherInternational Operating Profit Increased 14%; U.S. International PackageInternational operating profit was $498 million, up 14% over the prior-year period. # # #We supplement the reporting of our financial information determined under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") with certain non-GAAP financial measures, including, as applicable, "as adjusted" operating profit, operating margin, pre-tax income, net income and earnings per share.

By | 2016-09-13T16:25:18+00:00 April 28th, 2015|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

FedEx and Nepal Relief

We are supporting Nepal relief efforts through our disaster relief partners such as Direct Relief, Water Missions International, Heart to Heart International and the American Red Cross, which works closely with the Nepal Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. FedEx and Nepal ReliefFedEx extends our heartfelt sympathies and prayers to the victims of the terrible tragedy in Nepal. For updates on FedEx relief efforts, please visit http://about.van.fedex.com/blog/nepal-earthquake/. To contribute to relief efforts, please donate funds directly to these agencies or the humanitarian organization of your choice. To help ensure aid is delivered efficiently, we are focusing our relief efforts with these existing partners.

By | 2016-09-02T06:36:15+00:00 April 28th, 2015|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Deutsche Post DHL Group sends Disaster Response Team to Nepal within 48 Hours after earthquake

The international aid community is now gearing up to fly in urgently needed goods like technical equipment, water and food. This is the specific logistics support that our DHL Disaster Response Team will provide at the airport. Chris Weeks, DHL Director for Humanitarian Affairs, said: “In the aftermath of a disaster, airports can become bottlenecks that delay the distribution of emergency relief supplies. Disaster management at Deutsche Post DHL GroupGoHelp is the disaster management program of Deutsche Post DHL and comprises the programs “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” (GARD) and natural disaster response via the Disaster Response Teams (DRTs). In cooperation with UNOCHA, DPDHL Group also established a global network of Disaster Response Teams to support airports in case of a natural disaster.

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