UPS Provides Transport of Ebola Aid

UPS® (NYSE: UPS) today announced it is providing transportation support and commitments totaling $400,000 in gifts-in-kind (GIK) for urgent relief items to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak which has claimed the lives of more than 1,500 individuals in West Africa.

“UPS and The UPS Foundation are responding to the World Health Organization’s plea for increased international response,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation.

Leading Latin American Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Reveal Best Exporting Practices

New UPS survey underscores importance of choosing an optimal logistics network, conducting research to identify resources and developing competitive incentives

The UPS Business Monitor™ Export Index Latin America (BMEI), the latest study commissioned by UPS (NYSE: UPS) and conducted by RGX Global Export Network, surveyed the leading small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Latin America, analyzing the segment’s best practices for exporting. The report reveals key factors for success including the importance of partnering with a cross-functional logistics provider, conducting research, leveraging existing incentives and implementing competitive pricing

The eight countries surveyed in the study included Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama and Peru. The report highlights the following insights used by successful SMEs:

UPS’s Strong Dividend History Helps it Reach ‘Top Dividend Stock of the Dow Transports’

United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE: UPS) has been named as the ”Top Dividend Stock of the Dow Transports”, according to Dividend Channel, which published its most recent ”DividendRank” report. The report noted that among the components of the Dow Jones Transportation Average, UPS shares displayed both attractive valuation metrics and strong profitability metrics. The report also cited the strong quarterly dividend history at United Parcel Service Inc, and favorable long-term multi-year growth rates in key fundamental data points.

UPS Hong Kong Awarded with AEO Certification

UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced that it has been awarded the Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certification by the Customs and Excise Department (C&ED) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The certification strengthens UPS’s customs-to-business partnership with authorities, and supports international trade by enhancing supply chain security and improving business processes.

“As a strategic logistics partner, UPS is committed to enabling our customers to expand regionally and globally in a more efficient manner. Our customers will benefit from customs simplification and speedy clearance to improve their competitiveness in a global market place,” said William Ng, Managing Director of UPS Hong Kong and Macau.

UPS Expands Menifee, Calif. Facility

Expanded Facility Will Accommodate Increased Shipping Volume

UPS announced today a $17.5 million expansion of its delivery center in Menifee, Calif., to handle increased shipping volume from customers throughout the region. The expansion, which more than doubles the existing space, will open in late September. In addition to expedited package processing capability supported by advanced technology and conveyor systems, the facility will have expanded vehicle parking and an enlarged UPS Customer Center.

“We’re ready with more capacity to serve customers’ eastward growth in Southern California’s Inland Empire,” said Noel Massie, president of the South California District. “The growth of warehouse and distribution operations, as well as residential construction in the region, has necessitated the need to expand our facilities and operations.”