UPS has opened two facilities within the Olympic Park allowing athletes, team officials and the international media the ability to send and receive packages throughout the Games. The first ‘relay room’ will be located within the Olympic Village providing team officials with an outbound service offering packaging, customs advice, security clearance, carbon-neutral shipping and delivery. The second facility will be located on the High Street at the International Broadcast Centre complex and be set up to handle international media firms […]
A nationwide strike ballot is to be held at UPS depots nationwide according to union Unite, after talks to resolve workers’ claims of unreasonable workloads proved unsuccessful.
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 […]
UPS has revealed it will be using bicycles, couriers on foot and London’s waterways in a bid to minimise delivery disruption during the Games period. Following successful trials in January and February in multiple postcodes around central London, the US logistics giant has decided to incorporate a fleet of bicycles into its operation, which will be able to access most nearside Games Lanes on the designated Olympic Route Network. The company will also transport freight from a warehouse at the […]