Over the next decade and beyond, the logistics industry is poised to take a significant leap forward through the electrification of transportation.
Continued advances in vehicle range and cost will drive adoption of electric vehicles, while innovations in battery technology and solar energy will help address infrastructure challenges. With roughly 1,000 electric or hybrid electric vehicles already in operation in cities around the world, UPS expects to continue to lead the charge on electrification of medium-duty vehicles over the next five years.
When disasters strike, communities need all hands on deck to respond.
When disasters strike, communities need all hands on deck to respond. Private-sector companies can provide important resources, including warehouses, fuel, and other assets. But without a way for businesses to communicate what they can offer and emergency responders to share what they need, valuable resources may go underutilized.
Growing cities and increasing e-commerce require improved urban infrastructure to meet the needs of an “on-demand” economy.
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Growing cities and increasing e-commerce require improved urban infrastructure to meet the needs of an “on-demand” economy, while reducing the pollution, congestion, and noise that come with growth. UPS is working across three key channels to provide innovative and sustainable urban logistics solutions. Learn more at ups.com/citysolutions.
Cities around the world are growing more crowded every day, and this demographic shift is affecting quality of life in urban areas. At the same time, e-commerce is reshaping the way people live and work.
Customers have become accustomed to getting nearly anything they want, when and where they want it. The convergence of these two issues is creating challenges already evident in some cities: increased congestion, smog, and noise pollution.
First FAA sanctioned use of a drone for routine revenue flights involving the transport of a product under a contractual delivery agreement
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a groundbreaking new logistics service to deliver medical samples via unmanned drones through a collaboration with Matternet, a leader in autonomous drone technology. The program is taking place at WakeMed’s flagship hospital and campus in the Raleigh, N.C., metropolitan area, with oversight by the Federal Aviation Administration and North Carolina Department of Transportation. Today’s flight marks the beginning of numerous planned daily revenue flights at the WakeMed Raleigh campus.
As 21st century cities continue to grow, their capacities to adapt, learn and transform need to increase as well, especially in vulnerable neighborhoods. Cities are key players in the global movement to address the threats posed by climate change.
At UPS, we address major issues by combining global strategies with everyday actions that collectively add up to make a big difference. We recognize the environmental challenges facing society and are committed to working throughout our value chain to help solve them.