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Sandy Springs: UPS delivers first COVID-19 vaccines by drone

Sandy Springs: UPS delivers first COVID-19 vaccines by drone

By Kelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for SandySpringsNewsAndTalk.Com #COVID-19 #Business   The Sandy Springs-based shipping giant UPS said it has started making its first COVID-19 vaccine deliveries by drone. UPS Flight Forward is making deliveries on the campus of Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The drones open up the prospect of a quicker way to deliver sensitive medical shipments, such as to remote or rural areas. The hospital ships the vaccines by drone from its central pharmacy to family medicine practices on its medical center campus. Drone operators inspect the Matternet M2 drone before takeoff and scan the airspace…
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Sandy Springs: UPS 2Q sales, profit soar despite fewer packages

Sandy Springs: UPS 2Q sales, profit soar despite fewer packages

By Kelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for SandySpringsNewsAndTalk.Com   UPS reported a steep rise in revenue and profit for the second quarter of the year, even as it delivered fewer packages. The shipping giant handled 0.8% fewer packages than it did in the same quarter a year ago, but brought in 15% more revenue per package. It carried more pricey next-day air and international packages and fewer of the less-expensive deferred and ground packages. The Sandy Springs-based company said Tuesday its net income soared 51% to $2.68 billion from $1.77 billion a year ago. Revenue rose 15% to $23.42 billion from…
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