UPS Worldwide Express® Package Service Expands To New Countries In Latin America And The...

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    • New destination countries where service is available include burgeoning markets in Latin America and the Caribbean including Colombia, Guatemala and Honduras, among others
    • UPS Worldwide Express package service extends to 23 new countries and territories worldwide and is now available to 88 countries and territories
    • Service offers guaranteed delivery on the next possible business day by 10:30 a.m., noon or 2 p.m. depending on the destination
    • Service is part of the UPS Express® portfolio, which reaches 220 countries and territories by the end of the next business day

    UPS® (NYSE:UPS) has expanded its UPS Worldwide Express package service to 23 additional countries and territories, which includes major markets within Latin America and the Caribbean. The service provides an earlier guaranteed-delivery option for customers in locations that previously had only end-of-day guarantees. The countries in Latin America and the Caribbean include Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, and St. Lucia.

    UPS Worldwide Express service offers guaranteed delivery on the next possible business day by 10:30 a.m., noon or 2 p.m. depending on the destination. This move follows last year’s expansion of the service.

    UPS already delivers more packages internationally than any other carrier. This expansion of UPS Worldwide Express service will give customers – especially those with time-sensitive shipments – the guaranteed time-of-day deliveries they need to thrive as international trade continues to grow.

    “The latest expansion covers growing regions around the world, which are increasingly important to global trade,” said Nick Basford, vice president of international marketing at UPS. “In Latin America for example, Colombia has become a key market for U.S. exporters due to the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries.”

    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. The UPS Express portfolio features:

    • Express Plus for early-morning delivery to 27 countries
    • Express for midday delivery to 88 countries and territories,
    • Express Saver for end-of-day delivery to 220 countries and territories
    Individuals and companies of all sizes can use the UPS Worldwide Express service, but it is particularly beneficial to those with urgent international shipments, such as companies in the fast-paced high-tech, retail and industrial manufacturing industries. Along with other UPS offerings, these services support the rise of global e-commerce.

    World Trade Organization economists predict trade growth of nearly 4% this year. UPS Worldwide Express service helps facilitate this growth in international trade by giving customers more options for urgent deliveries. With this latest expansion, the coverage area for UPS Worldwide Express service totals 88 countries, which comprise 94% of the global gross domestic product.