Britain to push for cease-fires in conflict zones to allow for COVID-19 vaccine delivery – National

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said he will urge the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to adopt a resolution calling for cease-fires in conflict zones to allow the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines. Britain holds the council presidency this month and Raab is chairing a virtual high-level meeting of the U.N.’s most powerful body on […]

Belgium sends inspectors to AstraZeneca factory amid delivery dispute with EU – National

Belgian health authorities announced Thursday they have inspected a pharmaceutical factory in Belgium to find out whether expected delays in the deliveries of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine are due to production issues. The European Commission had asked the Belgian government to inspect the factory amid a heated public dispute between the 27-nation bloc and the […]

Biden to sign orders speeding delivery of U.S. coronavirus stimulus cheques, food aid – National

WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) — U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday will sign orders to speed the issuance of pandemic stimulus checks to needy families and increase food aid for children who normally rely on school meals for nutrition. Biden is using the two executive orders to try to ease people’s burdens while Congress […]

GM makes push into electric delivery vehicle business, will supply FedEx with vans – National

General Motors Co shares jumped on Tuesday to their highest level since the company’s post-bankruptcy IPO in 2010, as the automaker announced its entry into the growing electric delivery vehicle business. After Chief Executive Mary Barra outlined plans for GM’s first BrightDrop commercial vans to be delivered to FedEx later this year, GM shares […]

Surge in package delivery will likely continue into 2021, Purolator CEO – National

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted December 7, 2020 7:44 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Purolator expects to deliver 46 million packages through its peak season this year, which runs through most of November and […]

Pfizer launches pilot delivery program for potential coronavirus vaccine in 4 states – National

Pfizer has launched a pilot delivery program for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in four U.S. states, as the U.S. drugmaker seeks to address distribution challenges facing its ultra-cold storage requirements. Pfizer’s vaccine, which was shown to be more than 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 based on initial data, must be shipped and stored at […]

Holiday season ‘ship-a-thon’ could lead to delivery delays, U.S. carriers warn

Retailers and carriers are preparing for an online holiday shopping surge that could tax shipping networks and lead to delivery delays. FedEx and UPS are ramping up their holiday hiring while expanding their weekend operations and asking retailers to use their shipping network when there is more slack. And stores are pushing shoppers to […]

U.S. Postal Service agrees to reverse service changes that slowed delivery – National

The U.S. Postal Service agreed Wednesday to reverse changes that slowed mail service nationwide, settling a lawsuit filed by Montana Gov. Steve Bullock during the novel coronavirus pandemic that is expected to force many more people to vote by mail. The lawsuit filed against Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and the U.S. Postal Service on […]

U.S. Postal Service leader Louis DeJoy subpoenaed by House over delivery delays

Louis DeJoy, a major donor to Republicans and President Donald Trump, took over the agency in June.