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How LOCOG cheated the Woolsack knitters – UPS could help

by | 17th, May 2012

MAYBE the unpaid knitters of Woolsack, an official Olympic scheme to knit 14,000 woolly cushion covers to brighten up the athletes’ rooms in the London Olympic Village, should get in touch with UPS. The US postal firm is looking after the logistics for the London Olympics. Its website trills :

If UPS can handle a logistics challenge the size of the Olympic Games, just think what UPS can do for your business.

The site also features a Time and Money Calculator, to see “how money you could save”.

The UPS London Olympics deal is called the ‘FINAL MILE SERVICE’. All packages destined for the Olympics Park from January 10 2012 have been subject to a surcharge. Packages earmarked for any of the UK’s 34 Olympic sites are held in a depot. Going through UPS is the only way documents and freight can reach the venues, unless an operator has passed the Vendor Certification Programme.

Single packages start at £5.00, with a multi-package discount down to £2.00 each for five packages or more. Freight is £45 per pallet. During security lockdown each package is subject to an additional £20 charge for packages and £60 for freight.

Persuading UPS to take charge of the cushions might be the Woolsack knitters’ best chance to getting their covers to their intended targets. the scheme, supported by the Craft Council, the Campaign for Wool and the Crochet Guild, is one of thr Games’ ‘Inspire’ projects, part of the Cultural Olympiad.

The project enables anyone to contribute to making a cushion from British wool. It is intended that these will be given as a personal welcome gift from the people of Britain to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

But that won’t

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