- 15 October 2015
- Transport / Logistics Services
Global express delivery service UPS Worldwide Express is set to expand its networks of delivery services to 41,000 new postcodes worldwide as part of its expansion plans. This will be the company’s largest ever one time expansion.
The Worldwide Express service covers three portfolios – the Express Plus service delivers to 27 countries by 1030 the next day, local time. The Express Services portfolio delivers by 1400 local time to 65 countries, while the Express Saver reaches 220 countries worldwide.
The World Trade Organisation predicts global merchandise trade is set to increase by 3.3% in the next year, and UPS faces increased competition in Europe with FedEx’s planned takeover of Dutch courier TNT in the coming year.
UPS already offers more services to existing clients than its rivals DHL and FedEx, and with this expansion of its reach, the company is seeking to retrench its position in some territories while reaching out to new clients in emerging markets.