FedEx to scan every parcel at two Texas facilities after blast – Reuters

FedEx Corp will screen every package at the Texas facility where a parcel exploded on Tuesday, according to a FedEx manager, describing extraordinary steps the company is taking in response to a series of bombings in the state capital.

The package delivery company will also X-ray entire truckloads of parcels at its sorting facility outside Austin, and then divert them elsewhere for sorting and delivery, said the FedEx employee who was not authorized to speak on the record. The source does not work at the sorting facility but was briefed on the situation.

FedEx spokesman Jim McCluskey said he had no immediate comment.

UPS issues brief statement after package explodes at Texas FedEx distribution center – WDRB

Hours after a package exploded at a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio, UPS issued a brief statement, saying the logistics giant takes security very seriously.

“UPS is cooperating with law enforcement authorities in their investigation,” the company’s statement read. “Due to the sensitivity of the investigation and seriousness of this matter, UPS declines to discuss any further details.”

UPS Expands Marketplace Shipping Platform By Adding Houzz And Pricefalls Marketplace

  • UPS technology allows sellers to import orders from multiple e-commerce marketplaces
  • Merchants benefit from simplified shipping process and price discounts
  • Service speeds up e-commerce transactions

Online marketplaces are the undisputed kings of e-commerce. Consumers love clicking into a digital world of seemingly limitless choices with sales fulfilled by a panorama of sellers. But, for many of these sellers, managing transactions across multiple e-commerce marketplaces is too complex.

UPS Switches On Smart Grid In London To Super-Charge Electric Delivery Fleet


Cutting Edge Deployment of Advanced Technology Vehicle & Charging Signals Shift Away from Reliance on Combustion Engine

A UPS led consortium has deployed a radical new charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid. The breakthrough signals the beginning of the end of a reliance upon traditional combustion engine powered vehicles by allowing UPS to increase the number of EVs operating from its central London site from the current limit of 65 to all 170 trucks based there. This major advance – believed to be the first time these systems have been deployed at this scale anywhere in the world – is the result of the ‘Smart Electric Urban Logistics (SEUL)’ project with UK Power Networks and Cross River Partnership, with funding secured from the UK’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles.