UPS is boosting the number of electric vehicles it runs from its central London depot from 65 to 170, after installing technology that marks the beginning of the end for the combustion engine. The new smart grid charging technology, which the company developed in collaboration with UK Power Networks and Cross River Partnership, removes the need for an expensive upgrade to the power supply grid in order to simultaneously recharge an entire fleet of electric vehicles. Hailing the deployment as […]
With volumes and demand on the up, 2012 has been a year of change for parcel carriers. But adjusting to the increase in demand in a competitive market has been easier for some than it has for others. Motortransport.co.uk looks back at some of the biggest stories in the parcel market during the past 12 months. UPS agrees TNT takeover bid Parcel giant UPS’ planned acquisition of TNT Express was one of the most talked about stories in the parcels […]
TNT Express has said it hopes to see a “positive impact” from its profit improvement plan in the second half of 2013, after reporting a 26% drop in first quarter EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) operating profit.
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 […]