UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a significant expansion of its UPS Worldwide
Expedited service, a fast, reliable air service for international shipments. By
tripling the coverage area the service now provides delivery in two-to-five
business days to more than 220 countries and territories. This expansion will
help UPS customers magnify their global reach and balance delivery speed with
cost, no matter where they ship.
"UPS Worldwide Expedited offers our customers a more economical, less time
sensitive service that has many of the same benefits they get from our Worldwide
Express service, including fast and efficient door-to-door delivery, tracking
visibility and quick customs clearance provided by UPS`s customs brokerage,"
said John Sutthoff, UPS vice president of international marketing. "Retail and
consumer goods, industrial manufacturing and high-tech industry customers are
finding the service especially attractive for the reliability and visibility
supported by UPS`s best in class IT and operating infrastructure."
According to UPS, the volatile economic conditions of the last few years
underscore the reason why companies should look to the global marketplace for
stability and growth opportunities.
"Companies that expand beyond their domestic borders are better insulated from
economic downturns at home," said Sutthoff. "Even in today`s sluggish economy,
we have customers who are growing their businesses by doing what UPS did decades
ago - going global."
UPS first expanded outside the U.S. in the mid-1970s when the company began
offering domestic shipping service in Canada and West Germany. Throughout the
1980s, UPS worked quickly to establish an integrated service network that could
provide pick-up and delivery service all over the world.
Recently, UPS has introduced other major international products and service
UPS Worldwide Express FreightSM: In January, UPS launched a new express air
freight service for urgent, time-sensitive and high-value international
heavyweight shipments from 37 origins to 41 destination countries and
territories. This new guaranteed, day-definite, door-to-door service is an
extension of the UPS Worldwide Express package portfolio and offers customers a
seamless experience between shipping express package and express freight.
UPS Ocean Freight Services: Throughout 2012, UPS significantly expanded its
direct less-than-container load (LCL) offering to more than 300 additional lanes
in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. With more than
1,700 direct LCL lanes servicing 116 countries, UPS continues to expand its
ocean freight offering to meet growing market demands.
UPS Paperless Invoice: This year UPS implemented several enhancements to its
WorldShip® system capabilities to make it easier for customers to upload
international shipping documentation created offline instead of attaching hard
copies to the shipment, which can speed up the international shipping process,
reduce paper use, increase efficiency, and minimize the risk of lost
UPS Import ControlSM: Launched in 2010, this logistics solution provides greater
control and visibility for importers over their inbound international supply
chain that can aid in managing costs more effectively and minimizing customs
clearance delays. UPS Import Control is available in over 145 countries and
"As global trade and e-commerce continue to expand, our customers will need
access to new markets combined with the flexibility to ship their products in an
economical manner," stated Sutthoff. "UPS`s Worldwide Expedited expansion
enables this access and will help companies of any size - importers and
exporters alike - participate in this dynamic growth."
For more information on UPS Worldwide Expedited, visit: http://bit.ly/upsWWE.
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, 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.
Kristen Petrella, 404-828-4182
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