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. 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 enhancements including:
UPS Worldwide Express FreightTM: 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
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
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 documentation.
UPS Import Control®: 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
"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 (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
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SOURCE: UPS Canada Ltd.
For further information:
Robyn van Teunenbroek, UPS Canada