Warehouses Transform N.Y.C. Neighborhoods as E-Commerce Booms

The region is home to the largest concentration of online shoppers in the country. The facilities, key to delivering packages on time, are reshaping neighborhoods.

#amazon-com-inc, #building-construction, #connecticut, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #long-island-ny, #new-jersey, #new-york-city, #northeastern-states-us, #real-estate-commercial, #red-hook-brooklyn-ny, #shopping-and-retail, #supply-chain, #united-parcel-service-inc, #warehouses

For the Climate, Biden Must Be More Aggressive in Ending New Truck and Bus Emissions

To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles. 

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Why Christmas Gifts Are Arriving on Time This Year

Fears that a disrupted supply chain could wreak havoc on the logistics industry over the holiday turned out to be wrong as many Americans ordered early and shopped in stores.

#amazon-com-inc, #christmas, #consumer-behavior, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #gifts, #postal-service-us, #shopping-and-retail, #supply-chain, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states

Online Orders in Manhattan May Soon Arrive by Ferry

A partnership plans to bring packages into Manhattan by ferry, relieving truck congestion in tunnels and bridges.

#bridges-and-tunnels, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fernhay, #ferries, #freight-cargo, #manhattan-nyc, #ny-waterway, #roads-and-traffic, #ships-and-shipping, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #wachtel-william

The Great Supply Chain Disruption

The supply chain crisis triggered by the pandemic was supposed to be over by now. It’s not.

#fedex-corporation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #port-of-savannah-ga, #roads-and-traffic, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states, #walmart-stores-inc

The CEO of UPS on Voting Rights and Vaccine Delivery

After a long career at Home Depot, Carol Tomé thought she was done with office life. Then a company she knew well needed a new leader.

#content-type-personal-profile, #delivery-services, #executives-and-management-theory, #home-depot-inc, #tome-carol, #united-parcel-service-inc

He Delivered for Me

How my UPS man went from annoyance to emotional lifeline.

#dating-and-relationships, #delivery-services, #love-emotion, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-parcel-service-inc

Arrival Developing Electric Vehicles Without Assembly Line

Arrival, a developer of electric vans and buses, says it has come up with a cheaper way to build vehicles in small factories. But can it deliver on that promise?

#arrival-ltd, #automobiles, #buses, #charlotte-nc, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #england, #factories-and-manufacturing, #initial-public-offerings, #inventions-and-patents, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #robots-and-robotics, #rock-hill-sc, #start-ups, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-parcel-service-inc, #vans

Inside Corporate America’s Frantic Response to the Georgia Voting Law

Companies like Delta are caught between Democrats focused on social justice and populist Republicans. They face major political consequences no matter what they do.

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Amazon Expands in N.Y.C. as Pandemic Sends Shoppers Online

The e-commerce giant added at least nine new warehouses in the city over the past year as 2.4 million packages a day strained the nation’s largest urban delivery system.

#amazon-com-inc, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #new-york-city, #shopping-and-retail, #traffic-and-parking-violations, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc

Morgan State Gets $20 Million Pledge From Former Student

The gift will help Morgan State University, a historically Black college, finance scholarships for financially needy students.

#baltimore-md, #colleges-and-universities, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #morgan-state-university, #philanthropy, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #tyler-calvin-e-jr, #united-parcel-service-inc

Winter Storm Disrupts Automakers, Retailers and Delivery Services

Power outages, natural gas shortages and icy conditions made it hard for automakers, retailers and delivery carriers to operate across much of the South and Midwest.

#delivery-services, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fedex-corporation, #ford-motor-co, #general-motors, #midwestern-states-us, #natural-gas, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #shortages, #shutdowns-institutional, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #texas, #toyota-motor-corp, #trucks-and-trucking, #united-parcel-service-inc, #walmart-stores-inc, #weather

Air Cargo Construction Is Booming, Thanks to Amazon

Airports across the United States are devoting more space to freight shipments as online shopping surges in the pandemic.

#airports, #amazon-com-inc, #anchorage-alaska, #building-construction, #delivery-services, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #kentucky, #philadelphia-pa, #real-estate-commercial, #san-bernardino-calif, #united-parcel-service-inc

My Packages Keep Getting Stolen. What Can I Do?

A 2019 analysis found that 90,000 packages are lost or stolen every day in New York. And it’s only getting worse during the pandemic.

#delivery-services, #postal-service-us, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #robberies-and-thefts, #united-parcel-service-inc

Cold Storage, Key to Coronavirus Vaccine, Lures Investors

Smaller companies that are key to the cold storage and distribution of Covid-19 vaccines are seeing a flurry of new investments.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cryoport-inc, #delivery-services, #fedex-corporation, #infrastructure-public-works, #mckesson-corporation, #pci-pharma-services, #pfizer-inc, #private-equity, #stirling-ultracold, #stocks-and-bonds, #united-parcel-service-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

Hospitals Prepare for First Shots as Virus Vaccine Shipments Blanket U.S.

The first of nearly three million doses were sent across the country, the start of the most ambitious vaccination campaign in the nation’s history.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fargo-nd, #food-and-drug-administration, #pfizer-inc, #sanford-health, #united-parcel-service-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

Airlines Gear Up to Transport Vaccines That Could Revive Travel

Planes are one part of an elaborate supply chain to move billions of doses of vaccines around the world.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #american-airlines, #belgium, #carbon-dioxide, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delta-air-lines-inc, #drugs-pharmaceuticals, #federal-aviation-administration, #united-airlines, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states, #vaccination-and-immunization

With 3 Billion Packages to Go, Online Shopping Faces Tough Holiday Test

The season is adding pressure on retailers, strained by a pandemic surge in e-commerce and limited by shippers, to deliver gifts on time.

#amazon-com-inc, #black-friday-and-cyber-monday-shopping, #e-commerce, #fedex-corporation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shopping-and-retail, #united-parcel-service-inc

UPS to Allow Natural Black Hairstyles and Facial Hair

The policy change comes amid a growing national movement to ban racial discrimination based on people’s natural hairstyle.

#beards-and-mustaches, #black-people, #discrimination, #hair, #international-brotherhood-of-teamsters, #race-and-ethnicity, #united-parcel-service-inc, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

More Workers Get Help in Building Rainy Day Savings

The pandemic has shown the need for a financial cushion. Now, some companies are offering programs that automatically deduct money from paychecks.

#blackrock-inc, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #employee-fringe-benefits, #personal-finances, #savings, #united-parcel-service-inc

Should You FedEx Your Mail-In Ballot? No.

Experts say that people should use the United States Postal Service or a secure ballot drop box instead to make sure they are complying with vote-by-mail rules that vary by state.

#absentee-voting, #fedex-corporation, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #united-parcel-service-inc

How to Ship a Vaccine at –80°C, and Other Obstacles in the Covid Fight

Developing an effective vaccine is the first step. Then comes the question of how to deliver hundreds of millions of doses that may need to be kept at arctic temperatures.

#astrazeneca-plc, #biontech-se, #carbon-dioxide, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #corning-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fedex-corporation, #ice, #moderna-inc, #pfizer-inc, #shortages, #united-parcel-service-inc, #vaccination-and-immunization

UPS Driver Charged in a Series of Shootings on an Oregon Highway

Officials said Kenneth Ayers fired at vehicles from a UPS tractor-trailer on seven separate occasions starting in May. A motive for the shootings, which injured one person, was unknown.

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An Election Battleground: Voting by Mail

Readers respond to a front-page article about the president’s assault on the Postal Service and attendant voter fears.

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What Happened to the Great American Logistics Machine?

Nobody could make supply chains sing like the United States. And now maybe nobody can, period.

#canada, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ford-henry, #japan, #postal-service-us, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states-politics-and-government

As Online Buying Surges, So Do Noisy Cargo Flights

Cargo capacity has been expanding at some airports, disturbing the peace and routines of people who live nearby. Official channels offer scant recourse.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #amazon-com-inc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aviation-administration, #fedex-corporation, #freight-cargo, #law-and-legislation, #logan-international-airport-boston-mass, #noise, #united-parcel-service-inc, #united-states