MISSISSAUGA, Ont.– UPSannounced the expansion of its UPS Worldwide Express package service to reach 117 countries and territories, providing an earlier delivery option for customers to more locations, the company said.
The UPS Worldwide Express service offers guaranteed delivery on the next business day by 10:30 a.m., noon or 2 p.m. depending on the destination. In 2016, UPS introduced the service to 52 additional countries and territories.
“UPS invests in capabilities to expand our connections to global markets to help our customers. This service offers superior global reach for the most urgent shipments,” said Jim Barber, president, UPS International. “With this latest expansion, the coverage area totals 117 countries, which comprise nearly 95 per cent of the global gross domestic product, and 96 per cent of real imports.”
Companies in the retail, high-tech, industrial manufacturing and healthcare industries, along with consumers, use the service for urgent global shipments. Businesses with products that have a short shelf life, and companies producing goods for special events requiring last minute order changes, find the speed and reliability of the service especially useful, UPS said.
Making the UPS Worldwide Express Service available in more countries is part of the company’s $2 billion investment in European operations through 2019 to expand destinations, improve time and transit and increase overall capacity.