UPS and the Trinity College in Dublin are to work together on sustainability after signing a five year partnership.
The partnership oversees the launch of two initiatives at the Trinity College Dublin’s campus in the city centre.
A UPS urban eco package hub will act as a mini distribution centre for parcel deliveries, which will be delivered by foot and with UPS electronically-powered cargo cycles.
UPS has an existing eco packaging hub on Wolfe Tone Street which allows the company to make up to 720 deliveries a day with more environmentally-friendly vehicles, and eliminating five diesel vehicles.
Through these hubs UPS has eliminated the use of five diesel delivery vehicles in the city centre, easing congestion and reducing CO2 emissions by up to 45%.
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”.
Under the new partnership, Trinity College Dublin students will also have the opportunity to participate in UPS internships and graduate programmes.