- 9 March 2016
- Transport / Logistics Services
International delivery company UPS is to extend its Worldwide Express product to 41,000 new postal codes around the world, predominantly in the Asia – Pacific region. The service also offers guarantees of service to earlier in the day to many existing postal codes that it only used to offer end–of–day guarantees to.
A statement from the company said, “UPS is expanding its UPS Worldwide Express® service to more than 41,000 new postal codes around the world, creating earlier guaranteed-delivery options for customers that previously had only end-of-day guarantees. The company already delivers more packages internationally and offers more guaranteed small-package delivery options than any other integrated logistics company.”
The expansion of its interests in the Asia Pacific appear to come after it failed to successfully oppose the acquisition of TNT by FedEx recently, though it has lodged an appeal against its rival’s takeover bid in Brazil recently that may delay the inevitable.
The statement continued, “Starting Oct. 19, UPS Worldwide Express service will be available in all of the new postal codes. This is the largest one-time expansion of the service in its history.
UPS Worldwide Express service offers guaranteed delivery on the next possible business day by 10:30 a.m., noon or 2:00 p.m. depending on the destination. Individuals and companies of all sizes can use the service, but it is particularly beneficial to those with time-sensitive international shipments. UPS Worldwide Express service is available in 65 countries that comprise 91% of the global gross domestic product.”
“We are pleased to expand the global footprint of UPS Worldwide Express,” said Nick Basford, vice president of international marketing at UPS. “As international trade continues to grow and supply chains become increasingly global, businesses need guaranteed time-of-day delivery they can count on. Their success, in turn, drives global commerce and creates jobs.”