The FINANCIAL — UPS on July 15 announced the second expansion this year of its UPS Worldwide Express Freight service, adding five countries in Latin America and three in Europe. The guaranteed service is designed for urgent, time-sensitive and high-value international heavyweight shipments – perfect for product launches, inventory shortages or equipment failure replacement parts – to 58 origin and 56 destination countries and territories.
The expansion adds eight new origin and five new destination countries. Countries adding origin service include: Bulgaria, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Romania and Serbia. Countries adding destination service include: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, according to UPS.
The service offers faster guaranteed palletized shipments, over 150 lbs. (70 kg.), in more lanes than any other carrier. Delivery is door-to-door and day-definite, with customs brokerage service included. Saturday deliveries are available to select U.S. and Canadian postal codes.
“At UPS, we continuously monitor the market place, and found a demand for our customers in Central America who were looking for a premium international air service to better conduct their business across various industries, including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, apparel and high tech,” said Jose Acosta, president of operations and public affairs, UPS Americas. “UPS Worldwide Express Freight service is fast, easy-to-use and our expertise in customs clearance along with our global air network ensures reliable, guaranteed deliveries.”
UPS Worldwide Express Freight service offers many of the same features as UPS Worldwide Express™ package service, including automated shipment preparation, online tracking and proactive notification technology. In addition, both express freight and package shipments are consolidated into one invoice.