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UPS to deliver more parcels in China – China Daily

United Parcel Service Inc, the world’s largest package delivery company by revenue, is looking to keep an upper hand in the Chinese market by adding 14 inner-city express services next year.

UPS began domestic courier services in 2012, when it was granted seven licenses by the State Post Bureau of China. With more goods circulating in the world’s most populous market, it expanded to 19 first- and second-tier cities this year and expects to reach 33 cities in 2014.

Scott Davis, chief executive officer of UPS, said that China’s middle class will grow significantly over the next 20 years and more delivery services will be needed, so the company wants to expand its network in the country.

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UPS CFO Kuehn on Holiday Shipping, Strategy – Bloomberg

Kurt Kuehn, chief financial officer of United Parcel Service Inc., talks about the company’s holiday shipping outlook and business strategy. Kuehn speaks with Carol Massar on Bloomberg Television’s “In the Loop.”

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Flying Polar Bears: Inside UPS’s Billion-Dollar Hub – Bloomberg

It’s the busiest season of the year for UPS, the world’s biggest package shipping company, and its Worldport hub. That’s where a virtual army of workers is helping to sort packages and load them onto to jets that deliver to 200 countries.

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Forget Drones: This Is the Future of Delivery – Bloomberg

Ten years in the making, a UPS system called Orion crunches data so that drivers can save a fraction of a mile. It’s expected to save the world’s biggest package delivery company millions of dollars a year in gas. Bloomberg goes inside the making of the mathematical model that explores the physics of the driving route.

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Disruptions: At Your Door in Minutes, Delivered by Robot – New York Times

Some of the dreamers in the technology industry are dreaming even bigger. It won’t be just drones, they insist. Robots and autonomous vehicles — think Google’s driverless car — could also disrupt the delivery business.

“As cities become more automated, you’re going to start to see on-demand delivery systems that look like small delivery vehicles and can bring you whatever you want to wherever you are,” said Bryant Walker Smith, a fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School and a member of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford. “Rather than go to the store to buy some milk, a robot or drone will go to a warehouse and get it for you, then deliver it.”