ATLANTA, Nov. 7, 2006 In the largest expansion of its international shipping portfolio in more than a decade, UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced it will begin offering customers three, rather than two, daily time-definite delivery options to and from the worlds most active trading markets. The changes expand the number of morning and afternoon commit times UPS offers for urgent deliveries to and from cities throughout the world. In addition to expanded end-of-day options, UPS now will offer delivery guarantees from
While early morning, morning and end-of-day delivery times have become the standard for deliveries within the
The expanded options will make UPSs international delivery portfolio the most expansive in the industry and will include:
· UPS Worldwide Express Plus (guaranteed delivery by or , depending on destination)
· UPS Worldwide Express (guaranteed delivery by or 12 , depending on destination)
· UPS Worldwide Saver (guaranteed delivery end-of-day)
This latest expansion of UPS service options redefines industry standards for delivery between the
Each of the UPS Worldwide Express services will be supported by Quantum View visibility technology, which provides customers status of their shipments anywhere in the world and also sends them proactive alerts if shipments do not arrive by their committed delivery deadline due to customs holds, weather delays or for any other reason. The services also will be integrated into the newest version of UPS WorldShip software, UPS CampusShip and UPS Internet Shipping.
The first 30 markets in which three delivery options will be offered include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican City.
UPS is the worlds largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services, offering an extensive range of options for synchronizing the movement of goods, information and funds. Headquartered in