Atlanta : UPS is working towards faster, guaranteed delivery times and wider coverage in the Asia Pacific region with a series of service upgrades aimed to benefit up to 1.4 million postal codes across 41 countries and territories.
"Most businesses shipping within Asia will now have their shipments delivered in as little as two business days," says Ross McCullough, President, UPS Asia Pacific Region. "This offers an end-to-end service alternative for freight forwarding shippers in the region looking for a scalable solution as they venture into new markets."
The upgrades include: day-definite guarantee with one-day faster transit time for UPS Worldwide Expedited service within Asia; improved geographic reach of UPS Worldwide Express services with time-definite deliveries for international shipments to 205 new postal codes in Indonesia, Korea and Taiwan; reduced transit time by one day for businesses exporting from Northern Malaysia to major territories in Asia, Europe and the US; from Northern Thailand to Europe and the US and from major territories in Asia to China with UPS Worldwide Express Saver service; expansion of UPS Marketplace Shipping to 10 additional Asian markets, offering businesses an automated way to process their e-marketplace orders by streamlining the order management and shipping processes, and reaching more end-customers in other parts of the world.
These enhancements build upon a number of major investments that UPS made in its network across the region earlier this year, including increasing its Shenzhen Asia Pacific Air Hub's processing capacity by 50 per cent and expanding the reach of UPS Worldwide Express morning services to reach Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.
It also extended pick-up times by up to five hours for export shipments from China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea and commenced Saturday pick-up services in the US, enabling import shipments destined for eight markets in Asia to be delivered one day earlier than before.