UPS Expands South American, Global Profile
UPS has expanded its UPS Worldwide Express package service to 23 additional countries and territories, with the majority of the expansion taking place in Latin America, including Colombia and Ecuador.
“The latest expansion covers growing markets like Colombia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam, which are increasingly important to global trade,” said Nick Basford, vice president of international marketing at UPS. “Colombia has become a key market for U.S. exporters due to the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries. Saudi Arabia is a large economy with a growing middle class. And Vietnam is emerging as a manufacturing powerhouse in the Asia Pacific region. UPS Worldwide Express service now gives customers more options to reach these and other key global markets.”
The service, now available to 88 countries and territories, is part of the broader UPS Express portfolio, which offers three guaranteed time-of-day delivery options that include customs clearance, according to the company.
World Trade Organization economists predict trade growth of nearly 4% in 2016. With this latest expansion, the coverage area for UPS Worldwide Express service totals 88 countries, which comprise 94% of the global gross domestic product, according to the company.
UPS Worldwide Express is now available in Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, Bermuda, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Morocco, Tunisia, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Serbia, Jersey, Guernsey, Montenegro, Vietnam, and Macau.