Even under the best circumstances, logistics requires precision and adaptability to be successful. Factor in a cargo of live patient cells, and things become even more critical. A year ago in March, as the pandemic took hold across Europe, severe travel restrictions were implemented – increasing these challenges.
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The COVID-19 global pandemic has not only upended the global logistics sector with massive changes to operations, supply chains, regulations and manpower – it has also transformed the way we keep commerce flowing, with lasting impact on the future of the sector.
Online shopping has become an essential way consumers access goods during the coronavirus pandemic. But many retail chains generate up to 75 percent of their revenue from brick-and-mortar stores in non-pandemic times — meaning they’re now looking for other ways to sell and move their inventory.
Until 2009, double-deck trailers would deliver consignments of 20 tractor cabs built at CNH Industrial’s factory in Croix, north-eastern France, to the New Holland Agriculture plant in Basildon, UK, where the manufacture of tractors is completed. Because the trailers had top decks that were fixed in place and the finished tractors were too tall to fit, they would drive back to Croix empty.
When Jeremias Ngwenya opened his eyes one morning last March in Mozambique, he remembers exactly how he felt.
He rested upon a soft, white mattress with a faded blue flower print, just underneath a teal-colored mosquito net. Small rays of sun burst through the uneven spaces in the walls of tethered reeds surrounding him.
UPS Provides Cycling Solutions to Help Address Urban Challenges
ATLANTA, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the launch of an eBike that will deliver packages in Pittsburgh, Pa. The electrically-assisted tricycle will help reduce carbon emissions in addition to traffic, noise and air quality challenges in Pittsburgh. The deployment is part of UPS’s Cycle Solutions and the company’s Rolling Laboratory, which tests alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles.
BENTON HARBOR — Instead of just volunteering, more than two dozen Whirlpool Corp. workers took part in a team-building exercise Tuesday that simultaneously solved a few kinks for a nonprofit organization.
In an effort to put their training to the test, workers from Whirlpool’s North American Region International Logistics team spent half the day at the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency’s warehouse in downtown Benton Harbor to evaluate the boxing-cycle process.
Investing in the Enhancement of Humanitarian and Public Health Supply Chains in Africa and Around the World
ATLANTA, March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - From imbedding its logistics experts with the United Nation’s agencies to vaccine tracking programs to drones delivering medical supplies, The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), is taking on global humanitarian relief and community safety in a big way. This year, The UPS Foundation will award $14.1 million in grant funding and in-kind support to advance humanitarian relief and community safety initiatives around the world.
Building six new CNG fueling stations and adding nearly 450 alternative fuel vehicles
ATLANTA, March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced plans to build an additional six compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 390 new CNG tractors and terminal trucks and 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles to its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. UPS further cements its leadership in the alternative fuel market while continuing to reduce its environmental footprint with this more than $90 million investment in natural gas.