ATLANTA, Jan. 7, 2009 - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today began offering domestic express pickup and delivery services inside 16 additional countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
The nations involved in the expansion are Algeria, Argentina, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malta, Pakistan, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Ukraine and UAE.
Shippers in these countries now will be able to consolidate all of their package delivery services with one carrier, effectively eliminating multiple shipping processes while potentially saving money.
Moreover, by using UPS for domestic as well as international shipping, customers in the 16 nations will be able to use the same technology platform for tracking, visibility and billing. UPS's shipment visibility technology will provide a higher level of service than what's generally been available in some of these markets.
"This expansion represents an investment for the future through markets where we're seeing growing demand," said Dan Brutto, president of UPS International. "While we've provided international service to these countries for years, we see an opportunity now to expand our customer base and grow our business. We're excited that we can extend our network to meet the growing needs of these customers."
UPS long has provided international package delivery service into and out of more than 200 countries and territories around the globe. With the addition of these 16 nations, UPS is providing domestic express services inside more than 45 countries.
"Today's economy is affecting nearly every company on the planet, large and small," added Brutto. "In these uncertain times, it's critical to have an experienced partner like UPS that can help provide efficiency, reliability and ultimately, opportunities for new growth in the future."
UPS has invested more than $1 billion a year over the past two decades to develop information technology solutions that make it easier for customers to connect with new markets, whether they're across town or on the other side of the world.
UPS is the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain and freight services. With more than a century of experience in transportation and logistics, UPS is a leading global trade expert equipped with a broad portfolio of solutions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company can be found on the Web at www.UPS.com.