UPS is expanding its Worldwide Express and Express Plus services across 40 countries, making UPS express services available to businesses across 140 countries and territories, reaching the top 20 countries by gross domestic product with morning delivery.
Part of the UPS international suite of shipping services that guarantees time- and day-definite delivery for urgent shipments, the latest expansion offers morning or midday service for companies looking to improve time to market, speed inventory replenishment and meet urgent needs for time-sensitive shipments to international growth areas around the world.
“Cross-border trade continues to present growth opportunities for us and for customers of all sizes,” Nando Cesarone, president of UPS International, said. “By expanding the reach of our industry-leading express services, we’re better connecting our customers to where we see continued growth potential.
Our time-sensitive services…speed up time-to-market in high-growth economies and they offer another way for our customers to optimize their cross-border supply chains,” Cesarone added.
UPS is growing its express services footprint within key markets by adding new postal codes in 14 European countries, as well as other markets in Asia, the Americas and the Indian sub-continent. In the Middle East and Africa, five new markets–Algeria, Namibia and Reunion through UPS Worldwide Express, and Nigeria and Qatar with UPS Worldwide Express Plus–now offer the service.
“Increasing the speed to market for our customers in emerging economies, especially small businesses, means that they are better positioned to compete on equal footing with competitors anywhere in the world,” Jean-Francois Condamine, UPS president of growth and emerging markets, said.
For customers with urgent freight needs, UPS Worldwide Express Freight now offers time-definite delivery of international palletized shipments to nearly 8,000 new postal codes in 11 countries, including high-growth markets such as Russia, Nigeria and Vietnam. The additional postal codes increase the footprint of this guaranteed service, enabling shipments to more than 76 countries and territories and the ability to receive packages from over 82 countries and territories.
UPS customers can also take advantage of robust customs brokerage services in these newly expanded areas. As one of the world’s largest customs brokers, UPS helps customers navigate changing regulations, maintain compliance and keep shipments moving smoothly through customs and across borders.