UPS has announced the addition of 14 new countries served by UPS Worldwide Express, part of UPS’s international suite of shipping services that guarantees time- and day-definite delivery for urgent shippers.
The sweeping expansion of global services also includes later pick-up times, improved time-in-transit and Saturday delivery in seven countries in ISMEA, all part of the company’s desire to better connect businesses to its smart global logistics network, while demonstrating the company’s strategic focus on international high-growth markets.
“We’re excited to announce that customers can now choose UPS to better compete globally with the time-definite services competitive businesses need. By improving time-in-transit and increasing the number of countries served, our customers have more time-of-day delivery options to better meet their customers’ critical needs,” Nando Cesarone, president, UPS International said.
The guaranteed time- and day-definite delivery improvements include South and Central America, including Panama where customers can benefit from the Colón Free Trade Zone, plus Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa by GDP and population.
UPS also grew its express services footprint within key markets by adding new postal codes in 26 European countries, as well as in other high-growth markets such as South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore, all of which have exceeded annual per capita GDP growth of 3.5% for the last 50 years.