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  • Drones take off for good

    ATLANTA: May 09, 2016. The UPS Foundation has donated US$800,000 to deliver blood and vaccines in Rwanda via drones in partnership with robotics company Zipline and vaccine alliance Gavi. "Public-private partnerships are the key to solving many of the world's challenges, with each partner contributing its unique expertise," said Eduardo Martinez, president The UPS Foundation. Later this year the Rwandan government will begin using Zipline drones to deliver blood to 21 facilities in the western half of the country to help save the lives of women suffering from postpartum hemorrhaging. UPS says the plan is to expand the initiative to Read More
  • Teamsters protest XPO Logistics

    GREENWICH, CT. May 11, 2016. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has joined with XPO Logistics workers in the U.S. and Europe to protest against what they claim is the company’s anti-worker behavior. In October last year XPO completed its US$3.0 billion purchase of Con-way to become the second largest less-than-truckload (LTL) provider in North America. XPO chairman and CEO Bradley Jacobs said at the time: "We have an unprecedented opportunity to create value for our customers and investors as a result of the Con-way transaction. We're moving quickly to eliminate redundancies and leverage our scale to better serve our more Read More
  • Heathrow concedes night-time ban

    LONDON: May 11, 2016. Heathrow Airport says it will support a UK government night flying ban between 2300 and 0530 if it agrees to the construction of a third runway that is expected to displace 750 homes. Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye has told British prime minister David Cameron that expanding Heathrow as a “cornerstone” of Britain’s economic security for the last 70 years is the right choice for the country and local communities.“Expanding Heathrow can help Britain win thousands more jobs and ensure that future generations have the same economic opportunity that we have enjoyed," he said. During the government Read More
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