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.”

UPS Applauds Landmark WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Trade package will decrease red tape; promote more efficient supply chains

UPS®, a global logistics provider and leading advocate for global trade, welcomes today’s news of an agreement struck at the World Trade Organization to facilitate global commerce and support growth in developing countries. After years of debate and compromise, the World Trade Organization (WTO) successfully delivered a trade package at the WTO’s 9th Ministerial Conference, reconfirming the organization’s ability to serve as a forum for negotiation of global trade rules.

UPS Makes Holiday Deliveries On Bikes – KEYT

The mailman comes, rain or shine. And so does the United Parcel Service delivery truck — and its bikes.

UPS has added two wheels to its fleet of brown vans, for a fourth year.

Twenty five temporary workers are delivering packages on bikes, from Carpinteria to Santa Maria, helping with the overflow of packages this holiday season, up 50-percent.