UPS has rolled out 15 range-extended electric vehicles (REEVs) in Birmingham and Southampton to overcome the range limitations it said pure electric delivery vehicles can face reaching depots or warehouses based outside the city centre. “This is a big breakthrough for our continued use of electric vehicles in the UK – and for the communities we serve,” said Luke Wake, director of automotive engineering & advanced technology, UPS International. “The range jump from 100km to 400km is the result of […]
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 […]
Hermes has slashed its CO2 output by 6% in the past year, with the business achieving savings of 18.4% since 2008. The parcels firm has set itself a target of a 20% reduction by 2015. The reductions are part of a strategy implemented by German parent Otto Group, which requires a 50% reduction across the entire business by 2020. In the past 12 months, Hermes has adopted automated transmission across all tractor units within its trunking operation, which has improved […]
Unite has ruled out any further strike action at UPS’s London depot for the remainder of the year.