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Atlas Air Atlas Air Worldwide Reports Double-Digit Earnings Increase, Updates 2012 EPS Expectation. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW), a leading global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services, announced double-digit earnings growth for the third quarter of 2012 and provided updated guidance for full-year earnings growth in excess of 13% on both a reported and adjusted basis. Nov 1, 2012

BNSF BNSF helped complete $16.1M grade separation project in Ill.. BNSF supported the $16.1 million Illinois Jobs Now! grade separation project in Galesburg, Ill., which was recently completed. The Class I contributed more than $800,000 to the project, which created or supported almost 140 jobs. "If we want to compete in the global economy, Illinois must have a world-class transportation system," said Gov. Pat Quinn. Oct 30, 2012

BNSF Class I's step up to handle North American oil shipments. There aren't enough pipelines to transport crude oil products from oil shale areas, but BNSF, Canadian National and Canadian Pacific have proven to be viable transport alternatives across North America, writes Andrew Holland. "They are more flexible to changes in markets than pipelines, but more cost effective than tanker trucks," according to Holland. Oct 29, 2012

UPS UPS Pledges $1.5 Million in Aid to Storm Recovery Efforts. UPS (UPS) announced it has pledged $1.5 million in cash and in-kind support to aid in the recovery efforts following the devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy that struck the northeast corridor of the U.S. earlier this week. In addition, all UPS package, freight and logistics operations have been restored and UPS employees throughout the region are working diligently to provide service to the affected areas, although many businesses remain closed and some locations are inaccessible. Even so, some UPS drivers are attempting deliveries wherever safety allows, much to the delight of their customers, some of whom have posted videos on social media channels. Nov 2, 2012

UPS UPS sees 10 percent rise in holiday shipping, to hire 55,000 workers. United Parcel Service Inc (UPS) expects shipments during the upcoming holiday season to hit record levels this year, up 10 percent from last year, and plans to hire 55,000 seasonal workers to handle the added volume. Oct 29, 2012

UPS UPS Delivers Hassle-Free Holidays. UPS (UPS) will give its customers the gift of hassle-free holidays again this year by providing them with greater control over their home deliveries with UPS My Choice as it prepares to deliver more than half a billion packages around the world this holiday season, an all-time record for the global logistics giant. UPS expects to deliver 527 million packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, surpassing last yearOs record of 480 million. The company predicts its busiest day of the year will be Thursday, Dec. 20, when an estimated 28 million packages will be delivered around the world [ETH] the equivalent of more than 300 packages delivered every second of the day. On an average day, UPS delivers 15.8 million packages. To handle this massive increase in volume, UPS will hire 55,000 seasonal employees across the U.S. to work as driver helpers, package sorters, loaders or unloaders. For more information on job opportunities visit: or the UPSjobs page on Facebook. UPS peak air day is projected to top 6.5 million deliveries compared to normal daily air volume of 3 million packages. UPS will fly more than 400 additional flight segments per day to facilitate on-time delivery of holiday gifts across the world. Once again, trends show the popularity of e-commerce and mobile accessibility are likely to delay online shopping and compress deliveries into the final two weeks before Christmas. UPS expects online tracking requests to reach more than 69 million on its peak tracking day, Tuesday, Dec. 18, as holiday shipments surge. Hassle-Free Holidays Celebrating its second holiday season, UPS My Choice helps consumers avoid those Osorry we missed youO notices left on doors by providing registered members with free digital alerts the day before a package arrives. If the initial delivery time doesnOt work, there are options to reschedule or reroute the package. Nearly 2 million users have already signed up for the service. To sign up for UPS My Choice, visit OUPS provides total logistics solutions for both shippers and consumers, whether theyOre doing business in online retail or traditional brick and mortar stores, or both,O said Alan Gershenhorn, UPS chief sales and marketing officer. OThese solutions make the entire transaction seamless, transparent and hassle-free, from the point of sale to final delivery as well as handling returns and repairs. This gives UPS customers the best possible experience by helping them better manage their already busy schedules, especially during the holidays.O Give Mother Nature a Gift For environmentally-conscious gift givers, UPS offers carbon neutral shipping. For as little as five cents, customers can select UPSOs carbon neutral option at the end of the online shipping process to offset the carbon emissions associated with their shipments and support globally recognized environmental projects. Shipping Tips for Consumers With 21 shipping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, consumers can help ensure their packages reach their destination on time by knowing a few key shipping deadlines. Most UPS ground packages will reach their destinations in one-to-three days. Last-minute shoppers who ship their packages Friday, Dec. 21, can rely on UPS Next Day Air[umlaut] for delivery by Monday, Dec. 24. Just like the resourceful elves at the North Pole, UPS offers a variety of methods to help deliver a hassle-free holiday for consumers. Leave the Packing to UPS: With nearly 4,700 The UPS Store* and Mail Boxes Etc.* locations in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico, shipping and packing help is always nearby. Participating The UPS Store locations offer the Pack & Ship Guarantee. If a participating location packs a customerOs item, ships it via UPS and the item is damaged or lost in transit, the customer will be reimbursed for the itemOs value (subject to the lesser of actual value, replacement or repair cost), the cost of packaging materials and service plus the shipping fee. Click on Customers can visit for do-it-yourself holiday shipping solutions and purchase and print shipping labels. Packages can be picked up by a UPS driver, placed in one of 40,000 UPS drop boxes or dropped off at a UPS Customer Center, The UPS Store, Mail Boxes Etc. or other third party retailers. For holiday shipping information, tips and solutions visit the UPS holiday season media resource site - UPS Mobile [ETH] Facebook [ETH] and Twitter [ETH] @UPS and @TheUPSStore Oct 29, 2012

UPS, TNT Express UPS Public Offer for TNT Express [ETH] Extension of Offer Period. United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) and TNT Express N.V. (TNT Express) announced The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) has granted an exemption to extend the Offer Period for the proposed acquisition of TNT Express. Oct 31, 2012

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