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UPS Worldwide Express Freight Expands

ATLANTA, Jan. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ATLANTA, Jan. 7, 2015 - UPS® (NYSE:UPS) today announced the expansion of its UPS Worldwide Express Freight™ service in 12 new origin and nine new destination countries for urgent, time-sensitive and high-value international heavyweight shipments. UPS now offers the guaranteed service - perfect for product launches, inventory shortages or equipment failure replacement parts - to 50 origin and 51 destination countries and territories.

Countries adding origin service include: Chile, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, Turkey and Vietnam.

Countries adding destination service include: Chile, Indonesia, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Vietnam.

The service offers faster guaranteed palletized shipments, over 150 lbs. (70 kg.), in more lanes than any other carrier. Delivery is door-to-door and day-definite, with customs brokerage service included. Saturday deliveries are available to select U.S. and Canadian postal codes.

"UPS can help make growing internationally easier with solutions like this urgent air freight offering," said Nick Basford, UPS vice president of international marketing. "Worldwide Express Freight helps customers get everything, from parts to finished goods, to more destinations fast, enabling businesses of all sizes to better compete on a global scale."

UPS Worldwide Express Freight service offers many of the same features as UPS's Worldwide Express® package service, including automated shipment preparation, online tracking and proactive notification technology. In addition, both express freight and package shipments are consolidated into one bill.

For more information on UPS Worldwide Express Freight, visit: ups.com/worldwideexpressfreight.

About UPS

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 Longitudes.ups.com. To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.

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CONTACT: Justin Luther 404.828.8654 jmluther@ups.com

Source: UPS