Purolator announces 2009 holiday shipping deadlines

Canada's largest courier expects to pick up and deliver more than 1.3 million packages on Dec. 21

TORONTO, Nov. 30 /CNW/ - To ensure gifts arrive in time for the holidays, Purolator encourages Canadians to closely follow domestic and international shipping deadlines when preparing to send packages to loved ones.

Purolator anticipates its busiest shipping day of the year will be Dec. 21. On this day alone Purolator will pick up and deliver more than 1.3 million packages.

To help businesses and consumers prepare for this holiday season, Purolator announces its domestic and international shipping deadlines.

Shipments must be tendered to Purolator by these dates for delivery before Dec. 25. Transit times are based on departure from and arrival to major city centres. Please visit www.purolator.com to confirm actual transit time for a particular shipment.

For more information on holiday shipping as well as important packaging tips, guidelines, geographic restrictions and terms and conditions of service, visit www.purolator.com.

    
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              Destination                                     Cut-off
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    Canada (delivered next day where available)               Dec. 23
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    United States
    Purolator Express(TM) U.S. (next day delivery
     destinations)                                            Dec. 23

    Purolator Ground(TM) U.S.                                 Dec. 17 - 22
                                               (depending on transit zones)
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    Western Europe and United Kingdom                         Dec. 21
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    Eastern Europe                                            Dec. 18
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    Africa                                                    Dec. 18
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    Middle East                                               Dec. 18
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    Australia                                                 Dec. 22
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    Caribbean and Mexico                                      Dec. 21
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    South and Central America                                 Dec. 21
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    Far East                                                  Dec. 21
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    South Asia                                                Dec. 17
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About Purolator

Purolator Courier Ltd. of Mississauga, Ontario is proud of its Canadian heritage. As Canada's largest courier company and one of Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures(TM) (2009), Purolator is committed to its customers and more than 12,500 employees, including more than 3,500 couriers. From automated solutions to 24 hour pick up and delivery, Purolator provides customers with the services and customized solutions required to get their shipments across town or around the world. Purolator utilizes Canada's largest dedicated air express fleet and has an extensive service network, with more than 140 operations locations, more than 140 Shipping Centres, more than 550 authorized Shipping Agents and more than 350 drop boxes.

Purolator has also implemented a company-wide Quality Leadership Process that provides the necessary framework for continuous improvement and operational excellence. As part of its commitment to helping alleviate hunger, Purolator works closely with Food Banks Canada. Since 2003, Purolator has helped collect more than three million pounds of food for local food banks across Canada. For more company information, please visit www.purolator.com.

SOURCE Purolator Inc.

For further information: For further information: Cathy Kurzbock, Hill & Knowlton, (416) 413-4755, Cathy.kurzbock@hillandknowlton.ca; Megan Ramsay, Hill & Knowlton, (416) 413-4602, Megan.ramsay@hillandknowlton.ca


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