UPS is under starter’s orders for the delivery of team kit to more than 300 London 2012 Paralympic athletes. The operation will require the warehousing, packing and delivery of more than 27,000 items. Kit will first be warehoused, before being picked and packed for athletes according to their size and individual requirements. Items will all be scanned to ensure stock control, before being loaded into kit bags for delivery. Each athlete will receive three official kit bags containing their competition […]
UPS said it had taken “concrete actions” to address claims of bullying and safety breaches at its Gloucester depot after a trade union announced a series of strikes that could hit parcel deliveries.
The European Commission (EC) believes “substantial remedies are needed” before the proposed takeover of TNT Express by UPS can be cleared. In a merger review speech made on Friday (2 November), Joaquín Almunia, EC vice-president responsible for competition, said that “serious competition concerns would arise” if it went ahead without revisions. Last month the EC revealed that approval would only come if the resulting company would be challenged enough by other parcel firms. TNT Express and UPS have since received […]
Parcel carrier CitySprint saw delivery volumes drop in London during the Games. The company, which handles B2B and consumer deliveries, made 75,000 deliveries to London postcodes during the Games. This was a 12% drop in volume compared with the 16 days proceeding the event (23 June to 7 July). Patrick Gallagher, chief executive of CitySprint, suggests the threat of traffic and congestion, as well as more people working from home during the period, likely reduced demand for couriers. However, the […]