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Charlie Brown Christmas Forever stamps kick-off national stamp collecting month

Stamp CollectingThe Charlie Brown Christmas Forever stamps provide youngsters with the perfect start for getting into stamp collecting. Ordering First-Day CoversThe Postal Service also offers first-day covers and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. The Christmas Classic“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the first animated special featuring “Peanuts” characters aired on CBS Dec. 9, 1965. Postal Service is dedicating the A Charlie Brown Christmas Forever stamps tomorrow at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA. Watched in more than 15 million American homes, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” was a smash hit.

By | 2016-09-07T00:13:26+00:00 September 30th, 2015|News, shippers, Shipping, usps|0 Comments

FedEx Pledges $1 Million in Aid to Support European Migrant Crisis

Through the company’s monetary and transportation contribution, FedEx will deliver immediate relief and longer-term support for those affected by the crisis. FedEx will also provide “bags to the future” for the youngest refugees affected by this crisis. FedEx Pledges $1 Million in Aid to Support European Migrant CrisisMEMPHIS, Tenn., September 30, 2015— FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has committed approximately $1 million in cash and transportation support to deliver emergency supplies and critical medical aid to the thousands of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe, and provide ongoing assistance to both the people and the local communities affected by the crisis. The company will also use existing relationships with international organizations, including Direct Relief and Heart to Heart International, working closely with local partners in the most affected countries. Transporting on behalf of Heart to Heart International large volumes of essential hygiene kits for use on the ground by International Medical Corps in providing emergency healthcare to refugees in Greece.

By | 2016-09-02T06:29:39+00:00 September 30th, 2015|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

UPS Opens Its First Facility To Offer Comprehensive Medical Device Replenishment Services

The multi-client hub is the first in UPS’s network to offer medical device companies comprehensive logistics services such as autoclave capabilities, instrument inspection and surgical set replenishment, among other services. Click here to learn more about UPS’s medical device solutions. These and other strategic investments to support pharmaceutical, biopharma and medical device companies continue to make UPS a leader in healthcare logistics. This UPS announcement follows the 2014 introduction of a healthcare-compliant network of FSLs to improve time-in-transit for medical device shipments and to enhance inventory visibility. Field stocking locations are strategically placed centers designed to support warehousing and time-sensitive distribution of products for patient services.

By | 2016-09-13T16:02:38+00:00 September 30th, 2015|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

The UPS Foundation To Award $7.9M In Diversity Grants

US 09/29/15Atlanta, GAMartinez Named UPS Chief Diversity & Inclusion OfficerThe UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced it will award more than $7.9 million to 37 non-profit organizations. These grants will support programs that champion diversity and inclusion by furthering economic empowerment, education, inclusion and mentorship. He will continue his role as the president of The UPS Foundation. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/Foundation. Founded in 1951, The UPS Foundation leads its global citizenship programs and is responsible for facilitating community involvement to local, national, and global communities.

By | 2016-09-13T16:02:57+00:00 September 29th, 2015|News, shippers, Shipping, ups|0 Comments

FedEx Freight Technicians Sweep Top Spots at 2015 TMC SuperTech

FedEx Freight Technicians Sweep Top Spots at 2015 TMC SuperTechEric Vos Earns Grand Champion TitleMEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 25, 2015 — Fleet maintenance technicians from FedEx Freight, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), swept the top four spots at the 2015 TMC SuperTech competition held in Orlando, Florida, Sept. 20-23. Eric has 11 years of experience with FedEx Freight. We are proud to have them represent FedEx Freight.” “These technicians are dedicated to being the best at what they do, and it showed in the competition. Eric Vos, a technician based in Boise, Idaho, captured the Grand Champion award.

By | 2016-09-02T06:29:29+00:00 September 25th, 2015|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

FedEx Cares Week Expands to 500 Cities around the World

FedEx Cares Week Expands to 500 Cities around the WorldTeam members from Memphis to Hong Kong will volunteer 55,000 service hoursMEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 21, 2015 — More than 10,000 FedEx team members from around the world will volunteer nearly 55,000 hours this week to celebrate the 11th annual FedEx Cares Week. This year’s FedEx Cares Week service projects include:Preparing, packaging and delivering meals with Food & Friends in Washington, D.C. Video b-roll from last year’s FedEx Cares Week activities can be found at: https://vimeo.com/user7822394/review/139022494/e5fced0092 All over the world, our team members proudly support causes in their hometowns every day.”FedEx Cares Week serves as the formal kick-off to the annual FedEx Cares United Way volunteer campaign. FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) began this tradition in a handful of U.S. cities in 2005 and has since expanded it to nearly 500 global communities where its team members live and work.

By | 2016-09-02T06:29:17+00:00 September 21st, 2015|fedex, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

DHL delivers as Rugby’s global showpiece event kicks off in England

Delivering Rugby World Cup 2015 – Tournament logistics in numbers:48,200 kilos of team freight from the 20 participating nations is being delivered for the Tournament, with 26 eighteen-ton vehicles covering about 88,700 road kilometers over the event’s durationDHL will be relocating team equipment 192 times and will deliver 300 official match balls and 20 sets of uprights, to the 13 match venuesTraining equipment is being delivered to teams across 38 training venues throughout the Tournament, to include 2,140 drinks bottles, 1,750 bibs, 1,200 cones, 560 tackle suits, 307 hit shields, 196 tackle bags and 20 scrum machinesDHL has delivered over 400,000 tickets internationally to more than 160 countries, of the 2.4 million tickets being sold; the furthest delivery was to Invercargill in New Zealand, almost 19,000 kilometers from LondonDHL, Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, is set for action as the sport’s premier world Tournament begins in London with the opening match between England and Fiji.The world’s leading logistics provider is undertaking one of its largest challenges ever in the UK to help deliver the year’s biggest international sporting event to millions of fans around the world.Working with England Rugby 2015 to handle all freight and logistics for the 19 teams traveling to England to take part, throughout the Tournament DHL will transport more than 48 tons of equipment for all 20 participating nations – from match kit and scrum machines to tackle bags and ice baths – across 89 team base locations and 13 match venues.The company’s support also includes stadium infrastructure and fit-out, fulfillment of international ticket distribution and delivery of doping samples to testing laboratories, among many other requirements.Ken Allen, CEO, DHL Express said, “DHL has been planning meticulously with England Rugby 2015 over the last two years to ensure the ultimate competition in the world Rugby calendar is an unqualified success.“Harnessing our global network capabilities and working behind-the-scenes throughout the Tournament, DHL is committed to delivering a seamless logistics operation so that the players and their support teams can focus on bringing their best game to the pitch, making Rugby World Cup 2015 memorable for fans whether they’re watching from the stands or across the globe.”England Rugby 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Neil Snowball, said: “We would like to extend our thanks to DHL for their support in helping us to plan and deliver the complex freight and logistics requirements for Rugby World Cup 2015. DHL are leaders in the field and their high level service has allowed our freight and logistics team, led by Shaun Day, to ensure the best possible operation is in place for all our stakeholders.”DHL has been helping build excitement and anticipation in the run-up to this year’s Tournament with the international Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour, showcasing the Webb Ellis Cup to audiences around the world, culminating in a 100-day tour of the UK and Ireland to mark the final countdown to kick-off.The company also searched the globe to find 48 children who will each deliver the official match ball to games during Rugby World Cup 2015. Thirteen year-old Fijian schoolboy Manueli Rauqeuqe won the honor of delivering the first ball of the Tournament when his country meets home nation England for the opening game at Twickenham.

By | 2016-09-20T00:35:06+00:00 September 18th, 2015|dhl, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Press Release

The world's leading logistics provider is undertaking one of its largest challenges ever in the UK to help deliver the year's biggest international sporting event to millions of fans around the world. Delivering Rugby World Cup 2015 – Tournament logistics in numbers:48,200 kilos of team freight from the 20 participating nations is being delivered for the Tournament, with 26 eighteen-ton vehicles covering about 88,700 road kilometers over the event’s durationDHL will be relocating team equipment 192 times and will deliver 300 official match balls and 20 sets of uprights, to the 13 match venuesTraining equipment is being delivered to teams across 38 training venues throughout the Tournament, to

By | 2016-10-01T10:18:35+00:00 September 18th, 2015|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Deutsche Post DHL Group brings together partners to respond to refugee crisis

Approximately 100 dedicated coordinators in Deutsche Post branch offices across Germany will work closely with partner organizations to manage the refugee aid efforts locally. Last year, around 108,000 employees around the world – 38,000 in Germany alone – got involved in volunteer projects in their communities. Equally important, and both a duty as well as an opportunity for us as a society, is their integration. It is one of the most important tasks for aid organizations,” explains Bernd Pastors, head of Aktion Deutschland Hilft. Today, it is young people who had to leave their home country unguarded that need our help.

By | 2016-09-20T00:35:46+00:00 September 17th, 2015|dhl, News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments

Press Release

The nationwide effort, which will be coordinated locally, draws on the expertise of the Group’s partner organizations and is set-up to respond to the immediate needs of the refugees. Approximately 100 dedicated coordinators in Deutsche Post branch offices across Germany will work closely with partner organizations to manage the refugee aid efforts locally. Last year, around 108,000 employees around the world – 38,000 in Germany alone – got involved in volunteer projects in their communities. Equally important, and both a duty as well as an opportunity for us as a society, is their integration. It is one of the most important tasks for aid organizations,” explains Bernd Pasto

By | 2016-10-01T10:18:51+00:00 September 17th, 2015|News, shippers, Shipping|0 Comments