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Bringing Zappa Home… Now That’s Logistics

Frank Zappa bustOn 19th September, the residents of Baltimore, Md., (USA) were treated to an array of celebrations to honour the memory of one of the city’s most famous sons – the composer, musician and iconoclast of rock, Frank Zappa.

The occasion? The unveiling of a Frank Zappa bust, a generous gift to the people of Baltimore by Zappa fans in the small Baltic nation of Lithuania. The bronze bust is an exact replica of one that has stood in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, since 1995. The unveiling ceremony was attended by Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake along with Zappa’s widow and three of his grown children.

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When in Cologne…

If you were to ask people, including – I would bet – most UPSers, where UPS’s most technologically advanced facility outside Kentucky is located, few would answer “Cologne.” Yet this 2,000 year-old German city, probably best known globally for the twin spires of its Gothic cathedral and its contribution to the world of perfume (as in “eau de Cologne”), is also home to UPS’s European air hub, a $135 million flagship facility that is absolutely vital to the smooth running of the company’s worldwide network.

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German Engineering at its Very Best

The UPS Racing Truck steps up the pace at the famous Nurburgring circuit in GermanyGermans are crazy about cars. They are, after all, the ones who invented the modern motor vehicle, and to this day Germany is known for designing and producing the best cars on the planet in terms of engineering and overall quality. It comes as little surprise then that the UPS automotive team at the Hanover hub in Germany would come up with the idea of taking a 17-year old P60 package car with 600,000 kilometres on the clock under UPS colours and turning it into the beast you see before you. Read More »

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