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UPS Worldwide Express Package Service Helps Businesses Deliver Urgent Shipments

ATLANTA, July 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

  • Service now available in 117 countries and territories
  • New countries include: Myanmar, Albania and Dominican Republic
  • Guaranteed delivery on the next business day by 10:30 a.m., noon, or 2 p.m., depending on the destination

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced the expansion of its UPS Worldwide Express™ package service to reach 117 countries and territories, providing an earlier delivery option for customers to more locations. UPS delivers more packages internationally than any other carrier.

The UPS Worldwide Express service offers guaranteed delivery on the next business day by 10:30 a.m., noon, or 2 p.m., depending on the destination. In 2016, UPS has introduced the service to 52 additional countries and territories.

“UPS invests in capabilities to expand our connections to global markets to help our customers. This service offers superior global reach for the most urgent shipments,” said Jim Barber, UPS International President. “With this latest expansion, the coverage area totals 117 countries, which comprise nearly 95% of the global gross domestic product, and 96% of real imports.”

Companies in the retail, high-tech, industrial manufacturing and healthcare industries, along with consumers, use the service for urgent global shipments. Businesses with products that have a short shelf life, and companies producing goods for special events requiring last minute order changes, find the speed and reliability of the service especially useful.

World Trade Organization economists predict continued trade growth this year and have even higher expectations for next year. The UPS Worldwide Express service helps facilitate this growth by giving customers more options for important deliveries.

The Dominican Republic has recently become a strong market for U.S. exporters with a Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. Adding Albania and seven additional countries in Europe provides businesses more options and demonstrates UPS’s commitment to facilitate growth in the region.

Myanmar, with a unique geographical position between India and China, has benefitted from improved accessibility to the global marketplace. Average economic growth was boosted by increased trade and investments by more than 7% annually, as the market has the potential to become a much larger player in the global economy.[1]

Making the UPS Worldwide Express Service available in more countries is part of the company’s $2 billion investment in European operations through 2019 to expand destinations, improve time in transit, and increase overall capacity.

UPS Worldwide Express is part of the broader UPS Express portfolio, which offers the most international guaranteed time-of-day delivery options that include routine customs clearance.

The UPS Express portfolio features:

  • UPS Express Plus for early-morning delivery to 27 countries
  • UPS Express for midday delivery to 117 countries and territories
  • UPS Express Saver for end-of-day delivery to 220 countries and territories

About UPS

UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying 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 or follow @UPS_News.

[1] The World Bank, 2016

The following table shows the countries and territories where the service is available. For transit times, visit ups.com/ctc.

UPS Worldwide Expresspackage service reaches 117 countries and territories
AmericasIndian Subcontinent, Middle East, Africa EuropeAsia Pacific
ArgentinaBahrainAlbaniaAmerican Samoa
BahamasEgyptAndorraAustralia
BarbadosIndiaArmeniaBhutan
BermudaJordanAustriaBrunei
BrazilKazakhstanBelarusCambodia
CanadaKuwaitBelgiumChina
ChileKyrgyzstanBosniaFiji
ColombiaLebanonBulgariaHong Kong
Costa RicaMaldivesCroatiaIndonesia
Dominican RepublicMaltaCyprusJapan
EcuadorMoroccoCzech RepublicKorea, South
GuatemalaNepalDenmarkLaos
HondurasOmanEstoniaMacau
JamaicaPakistanFinlandMalaysia
MexicoQatarFranceMicronesia
PeruSaudi ArabiaGeorgiaMyanmar
St. Kitts and NevisSouth AfricaGermanyNew Caledonia
St. LuciaSri LankaGreeceNew Zealand
Trinidad and TobagoTunisiaGuernseyPapua New Guinea
United Arab EmiratesHungarySaipan
IcelandSingapore
IrelandSolomon Islands
IsraelTahiti
ItalyTaiwan
JerseyThailand
KosovoVanuatu
LatviaVietnam
LiechtensteinWallis and Futuna Islands
LithuaniaSamoa
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom

Natalie Godwin-Norrington 404-828-7123 ngodwin@ups.com

Source: UPS