MISSISSAUGA, ON, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced a significant expansion of its UPS
Worldwide Expedited™ service, a fast, reliable air service for international shipments. The
service provides delivery in two-to five business days to more than 220
countries and territories, tripling the coverage area formerly
available. 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 many of the same benefits
they get from our international 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 state of the art 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.
Some of the significant milestones in UPS's international history
Becoming the first transportation company to offer direct door-to-door
service between key markets in Europe and every address in the 48
contiguous states (1985)
The establishment of UPS Airlines - the fastest major airline startup in
U.S. Federal Aviation Administration history - today, one of the
largest airlines in the world (1988)
Becoming the first foreign carrier to establish wholly-owned operations
in China (2005). UPS also was the first foreign carrier to be given
authority by the Chinese government to establish an air hub in China,
which opened in Shanghai in 2008.
The creation of UPS Paperless® Invoice, the world's first "paperless" international shipping service
in Canada and the U.S. that gives exporters the ability to submit their
customs paperwork electronically, making international shipping faster,
easier and more environmentally responsible (2008)
"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
For more information on UPS Worldwide Expedited™ visit:
UPS Worldwide Expedited
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
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SOURCE: UPS Canada Ltd.
For further information:
Robyn van Teunenbroek, UPS Canada
Erick Bauer, APEX Public Relations