UPS Helps Japan Recovery, Pledges $1 Million in Logistics Support

Mar 15, 2011 12:06 PM ET

UPS Helps Japan Recovery, Pledges $1 Million in Logistics Support

For the last four days, The UPS Foundation’s Joe Ruiz has been on the phone. His job is to figure out how UPS can best leverage its transportation network, humanitarian logistics teams and funds to help the victims of Friday’s tsunami and earthquake in Japan.

Joe has been working with UPSers in Japan to assess whether the roads are good enough to reach the most damaged areas of the country. He’s been talking to colleagues at UPS Airlines to determine whether flights can reliably go in and out of Narita Airport outside Tokyo. Joe also has been coordinating with UPS’s relief partners around the world to determine if they need UPS resources, such as airlift, staff and facilities.

Today, The UPS Foundation pledged $1 million dollars in in-kind and financial support to the relief efforts in Japan.

On stand-by are UPS managers who are logisticians trained in disaster response. Transportation experts also are readying for customer requests seeking to ship goods into Japan.

Read more about UPS relief efforts in Japan on the UPS blog...


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