UPS Expands Portfolio to Accept More Commodity Categories

Dangerous Goods Now Transported Between 36 Countries in North America, Europe and Asia

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 12, 2017 /CNW/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today expanded its global dangerous goods shipping program by adding more than 400 new commodities that can be accepted in its global air network and more than 300 products across its ground network in Europe. The company also increased the allowable quantity of select dangerous goods accepted for shipment.

There is a growing demand from companies in a variety of industries to ship products that are classified as dangerous goods. For example, healthcare companies need to transport chemicals to clean laboratory equipment. Industrial manufacturing companies transport paint, compressed gases, adhesives and batteries, among other items. UPS can now help these businesses ship between 36 countries.

"UPS helps companies meet strict and often complex requirements when shipping dangerous goods," said Teresa Finley, UPS Chief Marketing Officer. "Now we can meet our customers' expanded needs for a one-stop solution to ship both conventional and dangerous goods."

UPS has technology applications to simplify shipping packages that meet guidelines issued by the International Air Transport Association, Transport Canada (TDG Regulations), the U.S. Department of Transportation, the European Dangerous Goods Accord, and the International Civil Aviation Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations.

UPS customers can use UPS Worldship® to verify if dangerous goods shipments meet requirements, and notify UPS when the shipments are ready for processing.

UPS provides extensive employee training and takes extra precautions to ensure dangerous goods are safely transported. The company's integrated transportation network utilizes leak-proof packaging, fire-resistant containers and fire containment covers.

For more information on dangerous goods shipping, visit the UPS website.


Dangerous Goods Transported Between
These Countries

Andorra

Hungary

Portugal

Austria

Ireland

Puerto Rico

Belgium

Italy

San Marino

Canada

Japan

Singapore

Czech Republic

Liechtenstein

South Korea

Denmark

Luxembourg

Spain

Dominican Republic

Malaysia

Sweden

Finland

Monaco

Switzerland

France

Netherlands

Taiwan

Germany

Norway

United Kingdom

Greece

Philippines

United States

Hong Kong

Poland

Vatican City

 

About UPS
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying 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 longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS or follow @UPS_Canada.

SOURCE UPS Canada Ltd.

For further information: For all media inquiries, please contact: Natalie Godwin, 404-828-7123, ngodwin@ups.com; Lisa Canzona, 905-676-1708, mediarelations@ups.com

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