UPS improving Spanish connections

United Parcel Service (UPS) has announced a series of enhancements to its ground network, that the company claims will result in more exporting opportunities for the company’s clients in Spain.

The investment in the infrastructure should result in a faster cross border UPS Standard service for packages sent from Bilbao, Valencia, Zaragoza and a number of surrounding areas.

“We have improved our transit time from key parts of Spain to parts of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands for our most economical service,” said Wilfredo Ramos, managing director, UPS Spain & Portugal.

“While our fastest service will always be UPS Express, we have shaved up to two days off our transit time in these areas for our cross border standard service.”

Ramos added: “UPS is investing in a fast, economical network that connects the rest of Europe to Spain so that our customers can benefit from it. The upgraded ground connections to Bilbao, Valencia and Zaragoza are part of our plan to invest $2 billion in our European network by 2019.”

UPS seems to be investing heavily in Europe, where its rival FedEx was able to buy out TNT. UPS was refused by the EC a few years ago. While the pending acquisition beds in for FedEx TNT, the time is ripe for the newly enlarged company’s rivals to build their business. The move from UPS suggests that this is exactly what the US delivery giant is planning to do.