Courier Deliveries – Deliver Journal Mon, 23 May 2022 22:59:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Courier Deliveries – Deliver Journal 32 32 Steuben County Service at Marian Shrine Is Inspirational Mon, 23 May 2022 19:35:10 +0000

COHOCTON — The wind howled and dark clouds remained low for most of the afternoon, giving occasional showers — not exactly ideal weather for an outdoor prayer service.

However, these threatening conditions apparently had little effect on the more than 100 people who gathered on May 22 in rural Steuben County.

With umbrellas in tow, they participated in “Mary, Miracles and Music,” a 90-minute spiritual event.

“It’s something to get so many people out on a Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, NY (a hamlet in the town of Cohocton),” remarked John Landino, on whose property the service was held.

Participants of all ages spread out across a large yard, sitting on lawn chairs, blankets and even on the wet grass. On top of a hill in front of them, guest speakers shared stories of miracles in their lives as well as those of others. In addition to these reflections, a group of musicians interpreted several spiritual and popular songs. Next to them was the Grotto of the Pieta, a large Marian sanctuary that Landino built with his own hands.

An Uplifting Spirit

Speakers included Father John Gathenya, pastor of Holy Family Catholic Community, who highlighted the importance of the month of May as a special month for Marian devotion in the Catholic Church. Other dominant themes touched on love, hope, prayer, peace and perseverance, especially for those who feel lost or alone. Inspirational quotes have been quoted by Helen Keller, Emily Dickinson, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr. and Albert Einstein. Meanwhile, well-known musical offerings included ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Ave Maria’, ‘The Prayer’, ‘What a Wonderful World’, ‘You Raise Me Up’ and ‘The Impossible Dream’.

“We were trying to be uplifting, especially for people who are going through tough times in their lives,” said Kathy Bawel, one of the musicians. She said, with a laugh, that the day’s closing song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” had lyrics appropriate for both the event and the weather: “Walk through the wind/Walk through through the rain / Though your dreams are tossed and blown / Walk, walk / With hope in your heart / And you’ll never walk alone.

Bawel, a regular musician with the Holy Family Catholic Community, noted that she had been the chief organizer of the event after Landino expressed to her his desire for special public service at the grotto.

“Because I love him and (Landin0’s wife) is dear, that was my present for him,” Bawel said. “I thought it went well.”

Landino said that despite the bad weather, the crowd size on May 22 was similar to August 2020 when the shrine was dedicated.

“I’m happy, I’m very happy,” said Landino, a longtime member of the Holy Family (St. Joseph’s Church, Wayland; St. Pius V, Cohocton; Sacred Heart, Perkinsville; and St. Mary’s, Dansville. )

Popular with visitors

Pieta’s Cave is located on County Road 38 in northern Steuben County, across from Landino’s house and set back about 200 feet from the road near a heavily wooded area. In addition to the special event on May 22, Landino welcomes anyone who wishes to stop at the grotto to pray, reflect and/or admire the artwork. He noted that many people have visited since the shrine’s completion, often traveling long distances and enjoying the outdoor setting that has helped limit health risks from the coronavirus pandemic.

Landino built the sanctuary over a six-year period ending in September 2019, applying the expert work he is well known for in the Wayland-Cohocton area. The grotto – with a sculpture of the Blessed Virgin Mary cradling the deceased body of Jesus in her lap – spans 37 feet in diameter and is 12 feet high at its center. Weighing some 125 tonnes, the structure is built to last, to say the least.

“In 1000 years it will still be there,” Landino remarked.

ITA Airways takes delivery of the 2nd Airbus A350-900 Sat, 21 May 2022 08:00:00 +0000

On May 20, a freshly painted and configured Airbus A350 was delivered from Airbus facilities in Toulouse to ITA Airways’ main hub at Rome Fiumicino Airport. The completion of the 80-minute flight marks the delivery of the Italian carrier’s second Airbus A350-900 as it continues to build its new fleet of modern and efficient aircraft.

Flight details

The ITA Airways plane, an A350-900 registered EI-IFB and MSN 270, made a Toulouse-Rome flight on May 20 at 12:25 p.m. Flying with flight number AZ8020, the plane headed over the southern coast of France, flying over Marseilles en route. After about 78 minutes, the plane landed at Rome Fiumicino Airport at 1:43 p.m.

Delivery from France to Italy makes an extremely short flight. Photo:

New to ITA, but not a new plane at all

If you have been tracking the MSNs (Manufacturer Serial Numbers) of the aircraft, you may have noticed that this “new delivery” has a fairly low (early) MSN. This is because the aircraft, although new to ITA Airways, is not exactly a newly built aircraft. Indeed, the jet is now about three and a half years old.

According to data from, the plane was actually ordered for Hong Kong Airlines. However, the jet was never resumed. Hong Kong Airlines announced in 2017 that it would acquire 21 A350s, including 15 purchased directly from Airbus and six on lease from third-party lessors. However, that was far from realized, as the operator only really took delivery of one A350 – which is currently in storage at Alice Springs. This move by Hong Kong Airlines is likely the result of the 2019 pro-democracy protests and the ensuing pandemic the following year.

First spotted in Hong Kong Airlines livery in February 2021, the MSN 270 actually made its first test flight in late November 2018. Over the years, this jet has remained in the care of Airbus, receiving routine engine, taxi checks, and test flights when entering and exiting storage. It wasn’t until March 24, 2022 that the plane was first spotted in its new ITA Airways colors – its distinct “House of Savoy” blue.

More A350s on the way

According to, ITA Airways expects to fly a total of seven A350-900s. Indeed, the Italian carrier has signed a rental contract with the Kuwaiti rental company ALAFCO for four of the wide-body aircraft, whose delivery is scheduled for the second and third quarters. The website also notes that other incoming A350s will have MSNs 285, 323 and 338. All of these planes first flew in 2019 but have since been in storage and parked at Teruel Airport.

Before the last delivery on May 20, the airline already had an A350, which it took delivery on May 11. This jet had the MSN 308 and is registered EI-IFA. This jet was originally ordered by Hainan Airlines Group, the parent company of Hong Kong Airlines.

With the first ITA Airways A350 delivered as “Valentino Rossi”, the latest to arrive was named “Marcello Lippi”. Although this is the second A350 delivered by the airline, it was actually the jet that was used to reveal the airline’s livery on an A350 for the first time in late March.

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Food: Uber announces discounted grocery delivery Thu, 19 May 2022 20:14:13 +0000

Today, in food retail, Uber is partnering with Grocery Outlet to offer on-demand and scheduled delivery from dozens of grocers, while Albertsons is adding smart carts to more stores. Additionally, SpotOn’s valuation stands at $3.6 billion.

Uber joins race to expand grocery delivery to all income brackets

As businesses grapple with the barriers to eGrocery adoption, many are realizing that if they want to grow their customer base, they will need to cater to those who cannot afford the premium for digital convenience. Uber, for its part, is piloting on-demand and scheduled delivery with Grocery Outlet at 72 of the West Coast’s discount grocery stores.

Albertsons expands smart cart test as grocers aim to eliminate friction from self-checkouts

As online grocery adoption increases, brick-and-mortar grocers are challenged to bring the frictionless convenience consumers expect to their physical stores. Major grocery retailer Albertsons, for its part, is expanding its partnership with smart shopping cart creator Veeve, co-founded by Amazon veterans in 2018, to “a few dozen stores” across the United States.

SpotOn retail software nets $300 million for development

SpotOn, a software and payment company working with restaurants and retail, raised $300 million in a Series F funding round led by Dragoneer Investment Group. The company plans to use the funding to work on more technology products to help companies meet the “evolving needs” of the times.



On: Shoppers who have store cards use them for 87% of all eligible purchases – but that doesn’t mean retailers should start buy now, pay later (BNPL) options at checkout. The Truth About BNPL and Store Cards, a collaboration between PYMNTS and PayPal, surveys 2,161 consumers to find out why providing both BNPL and Store Cards is key to helping merchants maximize conversion.

Ryder expands last-mile delivery network with new hubs in key Nashville and Boise anchors Tue, 17 May 2022 10:55:00 +0000

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leading supply chain, dedicated transportand fleet management solutions, announces the further expansion of Ryder Last Mile, its customizable tiered delivery solution for large and bulky goods. With new fulfillment centers in the Nashville, Tennessee and Boise, Idaho areas, two of the 20 fastest growing metropolitan areas in the United States, Ryder is addressing the growing need for last mile delivery services for major appliances appliances, furniture, exercise equipment, etc. , as populations evolve with the ability to work remotely.

Just outside of downtown Nashville, the new Ryder last mile A multi-client warehouse in Smyrna, Tennessee opened in February at 100,000 square feet and can be expanded to accommodate customer growth as well as seasonal and market fluctuations. And earlier this month, just outside Boise, Ryder opened a 70,000 square foot multi-client facility in Caldwell, Idaho, also with room for expansion.

“We have made the decision to invest in the Nashville and Boise markets for this latest expansion of our last mile delivery network as it aligns with our broader strategy to continually bring our customers closer to their end consumers. “said Steve Sensing, president of supply chain solutions for Ryder. “With booming populations and quick access to highway and rail networks, these two new markets are driving time to market, which is essential in today’s highly competitive environment and vital for growth strategies. of our customers.

With over 100 additional locations, the Ryder Last Mile network covers 95% of the United States, including Puerto Rico and Hawaii, within two days.

Customizable delivery options include four service levels: Front Door; Above the threshold; Room of choice; and White-Glove Delivery, which includes assembly, connection and installation.

And to enhance the Ryder Last Mile customer experience, Ryder continues to invest heavily in visibility technology such as RyderViewMT, which allows consumers to schedule their deliveries at their convenience, then easily track their orders in real time. At point of delivery, RyderView offers electronic proof of delivery and an option for customers to complete an automated survey.

About Ryder

Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) is a leading logistics and transportation company. He offers supply chain, dedicated transportand fleet management solutions, including full service lease, rentand maintenance, used vehicle sales, professional drivers, transportation services, freight brokerage, warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillmentand last mile delivery services, to some of the world’s most recognized brands. Ryder provides services in the United States, Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom. Additionally, Ryder manages nearly 239,000 commercial vehicles and operates more than 330 warehouses, covering more than 80 million square feet. Ryder is consistently recognized for its leading practices in third-party logistics, technology-driven innovations, commercial vehicle maintenance, environmentally responsible solutions, corporate social responsibility, safety programs and world-class security, military veteran recruitment initiatives and the hiring of a diverse workforce.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: Certain statements and information contained in this press release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on our current plans and expectations. and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements should be evaluated taking into account the many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including the risks set forth in our periodic filings with securities securities and exchange commission. New risks appear from time to time. It is not possible for management to predict all of these risk factors or to assess the impact of these risks on our business. Accordingly, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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]]> Diesel-to-home delivery plans signal severity of India’s energy crisis Sun, 15 May 2022 07:45:32 +0000

Home diesel delivery startup Humsafar is having a great year. For this fiscal year alone, it plans to grow its home diesel delivery business from 100 to more than 200 cities. The startup operates a fleet of mobile fuel pumps mounted on light trucks, as well as a number of static diesel storage units. It retails 20 liter steel jerry cans of diesel. In 2022-23, he hopes to capture around 30% market share in this growing business.

He may have some tough competition on his hand. According to industry estimates, there are around 1,000 (no less!) start-ups already operating in this space, not to mention the large number of unlicensed and unorganized players who bridge the gap between consumers and India, strictly regulated and slow growing. organized fuel retail trade.

All of the public sector oil majors have launched their own version of door-to-door delivery or partnered with startups to do so. Humsafar has an agreement with Indian Oil. Refiner MRPL has partnered with PEP Fuels, a start-up promoted by major exploration and production group ONGC, for home delivery. BPCL had more than 1,500 mobile “Fuelkarts” last year and plans to significantly increase capacity. Reliance BP Mobility Solutions, a joint venture between India’s largest refiner Reliance Industries and global energy giant BP, has also entered the business.

The government, whose FuelEnt policy aimed to allow companies to deliver diesel to homes, says the explosive growth is proof of the success of its policy and the way it is tackling structural gaps in the fuel distribution market. fuel thanks to innovative solutions.

Maybe so, but what the growth of diesel home delivery shows is the huge gap between demand and availability of reliable power supply in India.

The keyword here is reliable. At first glance, despite the persistent shortage of coal in thermal power plants, India is not doing too badly overall. According to the Central Electricity Authority, in April 2022, the gap between demand and supply was about 2.6 billion units, or 1.9% of overall demand that month, the North region being the worst off, its gap being 3.7%. In fact, for 2021-22, the gap between supply and demand had narrowed to just 0.4%.

But then the aggregates tend to hide more than they reveal. The main issue for consumers – in particular industries and businesses – is the degree of assurance that electricity will be available on demand, as well as a high degree of reliability in terms of quality, in terms of voltage and frequency. constant amperage.

This is where the distribution side of India’s power sector fails miserably. And, as a result, the private generator business is booming in India. According to PSI research, the Indian diesel generator set market is expected to grow from around USD 143.6 million in 2021 at a CAGR of 10.6% between 2021 and 2030. “Market growth is expected to be driven by strong demand for medium and high horsepower diesel generator sets from the commercial sector and by notable growth in the construction and manufacturing sectors,” the report noted.

Ask the Indian telecommunications industry. It has become India’s second largest consumer of diesel after Indian Railways, relying almost entirely on diesel generators to keep telecommunications towers running.

Estimates of the actual installed capacity of private generators are difficult to obtain. The 2016-17 economic study estimated the total installed capacity of diesel generators at 70 gigawatts. An internal assessment by private power producer Tata Power put the capacity at 90 gigawatts in 2018, with growth of more than 5,000 MW per year.

Add to that the smaller capacity generators that run mostly on diesel – the type you find a roadside vendor or small shop using – and it adds a lot of generating capacity in private hands. This is the market for home diesel delivery supplies, as apart from their static units they must operate within the cap of 200 liters per customer per sale, eliminating people wanting refuel their SUV but too lazy to drive down to the nearest gas station.

With diesel almost 100 a liter in most parts of the country, the fact that these diesel-to-home delivery startups can’t feed their customers in factories, malls, hospitals and housing corporations fast enough – or grow fast enough quickly, as in the case of Humsafar – offers a telling picture of the real failure behind this apparent boom – the inability of discoms to provide adequate or reliable power. As long as generator manufacturers and home diesel suppliers prosper, any talk of India becoming an electricity surplus nation is a statistical mirage.

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Delivery Drivers Not Excluded From Federal Arbitration Law Coverage | Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP Fri, 13 May 2022 16:07:06 +0000

The Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) provides broad preemption of state laws that seek to limit the ability of employers to compel mandatory arbitration of employee disputes. However, the FAA contains exclusions that exclude its coverage of employees in certain industries, including transportation. Last week, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit found that this exclusion did not apply to delivery drivers for a bakery business.

In Bissonnette c. LePage Park St. Bakeries, LLC, the plaintiffs were delivery drivers who filed a lawsuit alleging unpaid wages under federal and state law. The employer sought arbitration of the claims based on distribution agreements signed by the drivers. The district court agreed, but plaintiffs appealed that decision to the Second Circuit on the grounds that state law prohibited enforcement of arbitration agreements. As transportation workers, the plaintiffs asserted that they were not subject to the FAA’s preemption.

The Second Circuit disagreed, upholding the lower court’s decision. The court noted that the plaintiffs were in the business of selling baked goods, not transportation. The bakery charged customers the cost of the baked goods, not the transportation. On the contrary, the transportation industry generates its revenue from the cost of moving goods from place to place. In this case, the plaintiffs were members of the baking industry.

This decision differs from cases interpreting the interstate commerce provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under this law, workers who drive commercial motor vehicles in interstate commerce are exempt from overtime and minimum wage requirements, regardless of their employer’s industry. In addition to the FLSA exemption, companies outside the transportation industry that employ drivers have the option of requiring arbitration of employment claims.

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Cars blocking mailboxes slow mail delivery in Sylvan Park Thu, 12 May 2022 00:17:00 +0000

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) – There’s a problem in a Nashville neighborhood because of a federal policy that affects almost everyone.

A community in Sylvan Park has now gone days without mail because people park on the street.

Park Avenue residents who don’t have a garage or street have parked on the Park Street side for years. Now that’s a problem.

Casey Katalbas takes the same walk every afternoon to check her mailbox, a walk she’s been doing for months and now ends the same way almost every day.

“Nothing yet,” Katalbas said.

She said the postman skipped her mailbox, and it’s not the first time.

“A lot of days of the week we just don’t get mail,” Katalbas said.

After days of missed deliveries, Katalbas said U.S. Postal Service officials told him why.

“If our cars are parked here, some people delivering mail will drive past our house and not deliver our mail at all,” Katalbas said.

She is not alone. Julie Greenberg, who has lived on Park Avenue for years, said her mail sometimes arrives a week late.

“We get notes on our small mail packets that it couldn’t have been delivered on the original day because our mailbox was blocked,” Greenberg said.

The US Postal Service said it was a policy that carriers could hold your mail if the customer checking a car jammed their mailbox, but Greenberg said that was not the case.

“A lot of us don’t have driveways, and even if we do, there are multiple residents, so there’s not enough room,” Greenberg said.

Now the neighbors have created a petition to lobby for mail delivery, cars or not.

“I think that’s what it’s going to take to make sure we can all have reliable courier service,” Greenberg said.

“It’s a public service. It’s something we pay for as taxpayers, so I think it’s something we expect,” Katalbas said.

They plan to take their petition to the post office and demand a change.

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Online meal kit delivery: the 2022 market is booming worldwide Tue, 10 May 2022 11:09:56 +0000

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Shanghai express delivery sector speeds up work resumption Sun, 08 May 2022 14:34:00 +0000

The streets of Shanghai are almost deserted on April 19, 2022, with the megalopolis remaining under strict epidemic control management except for the partial resumption of production in some industries. Photo: CGV

Shanghai’s delivery sector has accelerated the return to work with more outlets restarting services and more couriers returning to work as the industry scrambles to unlock logistical bottlenecks caused by the outbreak local COVID-19.

Shanghai’s major express companies have reopened their sorting centers to ensure the delivery of epidemic prevention materials, emergency medicine and basic materials to the people, the Shanghai Municipal Postal Administration said on Sunday. Shanghai on its official WeChat account.

A total of 21 express companies have been added to a whitelist of crucial companies allowed to resume work and production, up from seven at the end of last month.

As the dynamic zero-COVID approach progresses, more distribution centers and outlets will be opened in line with epidemic prevention measures, and a full resumption of delivery activity will be achieved when social and economic order will be gradually restored, according to the Shanghai Municipal Postal Administration.

ZTO Express said more than 1,000 frontline workers in Shanghai have returned to work and more than 200 transport vehicles at its Qingpu District transport hub are operating daily.

“As work and production resume, we expect the volume of express deliveries to gradually pick up,” ZTO said in a statement sent to the Global Times on Sunday.

All couriers are urged to adopt strict epidemic prevention measures, including performing two antigen tests on the first day and one nucleic acid test and one antigen test the next day, ZTO said, adding that all couriers deliveries are now contactless.

Meanwhile, overseas express courier giants including FedEx are making adjustments to ensure stable services.

FedEx has opened a “green channel” for many of its customers in East China, making every effort to reduce the impact of the outbreak on their import and export business and ensure the smooth flow of goods. goods to their production lines, the company said in a statement. statement sent to the Global Times on Sunday.

Although packages can be delivered to Shanghai residents, the volume is still low compared to the usual number of packages, an industry source told the Global Times on Sunday.

“At the current stage, the priority is to meet the demand for the delivery of necessary supplies and emergency medicines, while the delivery of online shopping orders is still limited,” the person said.

Although only a small number of outlets have resumed work, the scale of the resumption of work and production continues to expand.

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NYC set to crack down on fast delivery app ‘dark stores’ Fri, 06 May 2022 17:49:00 +0000

Mayor Eric Adams is set to crack down on the proliferation of warehouse-like spaces that grocery delivery apps have created inside the Big Apple’s former storefronts – ordering them to allow customers to do so there. shopping or moving to the outskirts of town, The Post has learned.

Critics, including City Council members Gale Brewer and Christopher Marte, have argued that storefronts operated by apps such as Gopuff and Gorillas violate zoning laws because they function primarily as warehouses and therefore should leave the designated areas for retail.

In response, some stores have recently started allowing walk-in customers on an ad hoc basis.

This week, the Department for Buildings issued more specific guidance on how storefronts can continue to do business, saying they must allow shoppers to enter, pick up items or place an order – without them. require you to download an app first.

Businesses that don’t allow shoppers to enter the store and purchase goods on-site would be relegated to manufacturing-only areas of the city, a DOB spokesperson told The Post.

New York City is releasing new rules that will regulate where these businesses can operate.
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The DOB has also targeted practices that have led to the nickname “dark blinds” because passers-by cannot see inside the spaces. The agency said any storefronts that are obscured by “more than 50% with posters, paper, vinyl tint and other opaque materials may result in DOB violations.”

At one point there were over 100 locations in the city, but in recent months a number of them have folded, including Russian-backed Buyk and Fridge No More.

“The Adams administration is committed to fostering innovation and protecting quality of life as part of a strong and inclusive economic recovery for our city, and we expect the final version of this technical analysis do exactly that,” a spokesperson for the mayor’s office said. in a report.

A Gopuff worker sitting on the floor in a store surrounded by merchandise.
Gopuff is among the grocery delivery apps that have taken hold in the Big Apple.
Courtesy of @gopuff

“We are still in the middle of this process and look forward to continued engagement with elected officials, advocates and community partners to ensure we get it right,” the spokesperson added.

The proposed rules will be open for public comment until May 20.