Procrastinators can ship as late as Friday and have their packages arrive in time for Christmas
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 22, 2011 /CNW/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) kicked off its busiest week of the year on Monday, prepared
to help retailers and shoppers by delivering more than 120 million
packages worldwide this week.
Today will be the busiest day of the year for UPS when almost 26 million
packages will be delivered, which equates to almost 300 every second.
The company expects to deliver almost 25 million packages on several
other days during its Peak Week - Monday, Dec. 19, through Saturday,
The UPS Airlines will add more than 400 additional flights per day and
on its busiest day, process 3 million express shipments in a 24-hour
period through its Louisville Worldport facility. Procrastinators can
ship as late as Friday, Dec. 23, benefiting from an extra delivery day
on Dec. 24 with Saturday Delivery service options to select areas
UPS Express Early A.M.®, UPS Express® and UPS Express Saver® to many destinations within Canada
UPS Express Early A.M. or UPS Express to many destinations in the U.S.
UPS Worldwide Express™ to Germany and the UK
Go to UPS.com or call 1-800-PICK-UPS for details and to ensure Saturday
Delivery is available to your destination.
UPS also managed more than 58 million online requests during the busiest
tracking day of the year, Tuesday, Dec. 20. For a quick summary of
holiday stats, see UPS's peak week Infographic.
Consumers looking for shipping information can visit ups.com for do-it-yourself holiday shipping solutions and to prepare shipping
labels. Packages then can be picked up by a UPS driver, placed in a
UPS drop box or dropped off at a UPS Customer Centre, The UPS Store® or other authorized shipping outlets.
For more information about the holiday shipping calendar and to learn
more about the holiday surge, visit these online resources:
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 blog.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
Video with caption: "Video: Gearing Up for Holiday Shipping Season". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20111222_C8691_VIDEO_EN_8458.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20111222_C8691_PHOTO_EN_8458.jpg&clientName=UPS%20Canada%20Ltd%2E&caption=Video%3A%20Gearing%20Up%20for%20Holiday%20Shipping%20Season&title=UPS%20CANADA%20LTD%2E%20%2D%20Gearing%20Up%20for%20Holiday%20Shipping%20Season&headline=UPS%20ready%20to%20handle%20the%20big%20holiday%20rush
Audio with caption: "Audio: Signed, sealed and delivered". Audio available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2011/12/22/20111222_C8691_AUDIO_EN_8460.mp3
Audio with caption: "Audio: How to properly seal and deliver your packages during holiday shipping season". Audio available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2011/12/22/20111222_C8691_AUDIO_EN_8461.mp3
SOURCE UPS Canada Ltd.
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