UPS launches new air freight portfolio
Dubai:, January 14, 2008
UPS is launching a simplified global suite of services for shipping air freight, including a substantially expanded express freight option.
This announcement reinforces one of the company’s strategic priorities – to offer an unmatched level of choice, service, reliability and information to the expanding international air freight market, the company said in a statement.
UPS is in a unique position as the only carrier rooted in both integrator and freight-forwarding business models. As a direct result UPS can offer customers guaranteed integrated air freight services in a single portfolio, it added.
“UPS is combining the capabilities of the world’s 9th largest airline with its position as a leading freight forwarder that has access to other carriers. Today, our freight customers gain a competitive advantage by relying on a network that offers a high degree of choice, convenience and predictability,” said UPS Europe president Wolfgang Flick.
The new air freight portfolio features a greatly expanded international express service called UPS Express Freight. It more than triples the number of express lanes served and provides guaranteed time-definite, overnight-to-three day door-to-door delivery including routine customs clearance to major metropolitan areas worldwide, the company said.
For less time-sensitive global movements, UPS offers two non-guaranteed alternatives: UPS Air Freight Direct is a one-to-three day airport-to-airport service, and UPS Air Freight Consolidated is a three-to-five day airport-to-airport service, it added.
Both services are available worldwide and offer pickup, delivery and customs clearance as optional features. Freight shipments may move on either UPS or third-party aircraft, providing unequalled flexibility. Visit www.UPS.com for more details on the new services.
In addition, UPS is introducing online day-specific scheduling for customers whose freight is moving on third-party aircraft. This level of predictability was a substantial missing link in the air freight forwarding market. – TradeArabia News Service