- UPS Worldwide Express® package service is now available in 88 countries and territories
- New countries where service is available include burgeoning markets such as Colombia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam
- Service offers guaranteed delivery on the next possible business day by 10:30 a.m., noon or 2 p.m. depending on the destination
- Service is part of the UPS Express® portfolio, which reaches 220 countries and territories by the end of the next business day
ATLANTA, March 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UPS® (NYSE:UPS) has expanded its UPS Worldwide Express® package service to 23 additional countries and territories, creating an earlier guaranteed-delivery option for customers in locations that previously had only end-of-day guarantees.
UPS Worldwide Express® service offers guaranteed delivery on the next possible business day by 10:30 a.m., noon or 2 p.m. depending on the destination. This move follows last year’s expansion of the service.
UPS already delivers more packages internationally than any other carrier. This expansion of UPS Worldwide Express® service will give customers – especially those with time-sensitive shipments – the guaranteed time-of-day deliveries they need to thrive as international trade continues to grow.
“The latest expansion covers growing markets like Colombia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam, which are increasingly important to global trade,” said Nick Basford, vice president of international marketing at UPS.
“Colombia has become a key market for U.S. exporters due to the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries,” Basford said. “Saudi Arabia is a large economy with a growing middle class. And Vietnam is emerging as a manufacturing powerhouse in the Asia Pacific region. UPS Worldwide Express service now gives customers more options to reach these and other key global markets.”
The service, now available to 88 countries and territories, is part of the broader UPS Express® portfolio, which offers three guaranteed time-of-day delivery options that include customs clearance. The UPS Express portfolio features:
- Express Plus for early-morning delivery to 27 countries
- Express for midday delivery to 88 countries and territories
- Express Saver for end-of-day delivery to 220 countries and territories
Individuals and companies of all sizes can use the UPS Worldwide Express® service, but it is particularly beneficial to those with urgent international shipments, such as companies in the fast-paced high-tech, retail and industrial manufacturing industries. Along with other UPS offerings, these services support the rise of global e-commerce.
World Trade Organization economists predict trade growth of nearly 4 percent this year. UPS Worldwide Express® service helps facilitate this growth in international trade by giving customers more options for urgent deliveries. With this latest expansion, the coverage area for UPS Worldwide Express service totals 88 countries, which comprise 94% of the global gross domestic product.
The following table shows the 23 new countries and territories where UPS Worldwide Express® is now available:
|UPS Worldwide Express® package service reaches 23 additional countries and territories|
|AMERICAS||INDIAN SUBCONTINENT, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA||EUROPE||ASIA PACIFIC|
|Trinidad & Tobago|
|St. Kitts and Nevis|
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