UPS Expands Expedited Ocean Freight Services, Global Reach

Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:02pm EDT

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UPS adds Preferred LCL lanes between Western Europe and the U.S. to help
importers balance speed and cost
ATLANTA--(Business Wire)--
UPSĀ® (NYSE:UPS) today announced the expansion of its Preferred
Less-Than-Container Load (PLCL) expedited ocean freight service to include
Western Europe. The move highlights UPS`s competitive advantage in providing
customers new options to move goods quickly, yet economically. Additional port
access will open in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom,
providing shippers up to 40 percent faster port-to-door delivery time to the
U.S. than UPS`s standard LCL service*. Customers will also have access to the
same visibility technologies used for package shipments. 

"The expansion of our expedited ocean freight service comes at a time when many
companies are considering other modes of transportation for their freight
movements," said Keith Andrey, vice president, UPS ocean freight services. "In
the two years that we`ve offered the PLCL service in Asia, we have seen a great
deal of customer interest in an expedited ocean freight product. Now that we are
expanding this service to Europe, we can help customers bridge the gap between
the speed of air freight and the economy of ocean freight to better compete in
the global market." 

UPS`s PLCL service was first launched in the spring of 2011. The time-in-transit
improvements are the result of leveraging UPS`s existing North American freight
network. UPS continues to be a leader in the ocean freight market for expedited
LCL services, providing service from 26 Asian ports and now four Western
European ports. 

Companies positioned to benefit from this expedited ocean freight service
include U.S. importers and European customers in the industrial, automotive,
retail and healthcare industries. 

As a top 10 global freight forwarder and one of the world's top U.S. Non-Vessel
Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs), UPS provides a complete portfolio of ocean
freight services ranging from transportation to a Supplier Management service
that handles overseas vendors and orders. To learn more about UPS's ocean
freight offerings and access our global freight services videos, visit freight. 

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 and its corporate blog can be found at To get
UPS news direct, visit 

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