- 13 January 2020
- Transport / Logistics Services
Dublin’s Trinity College and UPS have signed a five-year sustainable parcel pickup and delivery deal.
Commenting on the move, Andy Smith, UPS Ireland Country Manager said: “UPS is committed to addressing the environmental challenges facing the logistics sector by partnering with influential organisations,”
“This collaboration with Trinity College Dublin will help us deliver a more sustainable future for Dublin, reducing carbon emissions on campus and in the city, while inspiring students to develop ideas that will benefit the local community for years to come.”
Trinity College Dublin is to have a UPS ‘urban eco package hub’ to act as a mini distribution centre for parcel deliveries. From the hub, parcels are to be delivered on foot and by e-cargo-bike. In addition there is to be new parcel lockers on the campus that are accessible 24/7 for staff and students to pick up and drop off parcels. The parcel lockers are to be installed by UPS-owned Parcel Motel.
“Trinity’s steadfast commitment to sustainability is driven by both staff and students, from research and education programmes to practical campus initiatives,” said Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost of Trinity College Dublin. “This partnership with UPS will benefit the college community, both with the installation of the new parcel delivery solutions on campus and for students to participate in valuable internship and employment opportunities at UPS.”