- 16 November 2018
- Transport / Logistics Services
UPS Worldwide Express has added 14 new countries to its reach. The offering guarantees time- and day- definite delivery for urgent shipments.
As well as the new countries there are to be later pickup times, better time-in-transit and Saturday delivery in ISMEA, which is part of UPS desire to better connect businesses to its smart global logistics network, while demonstrating the company’s strategic focus on international high-growth markets.
“We’re excited to announce that customers can now choose UPS to better compete globally with the time-definite services competitive businesses need,” said Nando Cesarone, president, UPS International. “By improving time-in-transit and increasing the number of countries served, our customers have more time-of-day delivery options to better meet their customers’ critical needs.”
The guaranteed time- and day-definite delivery improvements include South and Central America, including Panama where customers can benefit from the Colón Free Trade Zone, plus Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including Nigeria, the largest economy in Africa by GDP and population.
UPS has been deepening its existing reach in other regions. New postal codes have been added in 26 European countries as well as South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore, all of which have exceeded annual per capita GDP growth of 3.5% for the last 50 years.
“In addition to expanding its service area, UPS improved time in transit to 24 countries, primarily emerging markets, thereby increasing customers’ speed to market,” said Jean-Francois Condamine, UPS president of Growth and Emerging Markets. “This includes India, where UPS recently announced an investment to consolidate and strengthen its position by attaining full ownership in its express services in one of the world’s fastest growing economies.”