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ISI enters into a preferred provider agreement with UPS Canada

Halifax N.S. (August 26, 2013) – ISI is pleased to announce that it has aligned with the world’s largest package delivery company and leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services, UPS.

David Davidson, ISI’s CEO stated, “Our preferred provider agreement with UPS represents the potential for significant savings and value advantages for ISI members. It is rewarding to think that our members will be able to reinvest these funds into post-secondary education in Atlantic Canada”.

The benefit of this alignment allows ISI members to work with a single provider on campus, ensuring seamless process and logistical expertise.

UPS will provide the following value advantages to ISI:

  • Savings of up to 40 per cent on logistics services
  • Account management
  • Customer support
  • eTools and on-line functionality
  • Courier service capabilities and coverage
  • Sustainability initiatives

“Interuniversity Services Inc. now has one streamlined logistic service with UPS; this enables efficiency, consistency and most of all helps their bottom-line,” said Deane Hay, UPS Canada Manager of Enterprise Accounts.

Just last year, UPS brought its brand to the Atlantic Provinces.  This expansion further enhanced UPS’s strong Canadian network and reputation for reliability. UPS began the expansion of its global network by opening operations in Canada in 1975. Over the past 37 years, that network has grown to include a delivery fleet of 2,500 vehicles, almost 10,000 employees and more than 85 daily airline flight segments.

About Interuniversity Services Inc.

Interuniversity Services Inc. (ISI) is a not-for-profit company incorporated in 1984 by four independent universities. ISI currently provides select central administrative services to eighteen member institutions in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador, thus reducing their overall operating costs, improving services, and providing a framework for cooperation among the universities and community colleges, while maintaining their independence. ISI manages a diversified suite of collaborative contracts with an annual value in excess of $66.6 Million (2011-2012).

About UPS

UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.