Security ‘areas of concern’ found at UPS facilities in U.K.

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Updated Jun 20, 2011

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UPS on Friday, June 17, announced that a U.K. Department for Transport scheduled review of its security measures identified “areas of concern” UPS is working to address. UPS says that as a result, some facilities in the U.K. have been taken offline temporarily, which in some cases have led to delays in the movement of packages.

UPS says it has activated contingency plans, communicated with customers and expects service levels to return to normal early this week. “Security is a shared responsibility requiring a partnership between private enterprise and governmental authorities around the world,” the company said via a press statement. “UPS routinely works with all the appropriate agencies and authorities around the world, including the U.K.’s Department for Transport, to ensure the safety of its network.

“In cooperation with the Department for Transport, UPS continues to assess the operation of its U.K. network to ensure full compliance of EU and U.K. security requirements, leading to a higher level of service to its customers,” UPS said. “Please understand that we cannot reveal any specific details about our security procedures as this would be counter-productive to their effectiveness.”