UPS has announced 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 UPS Worldwide Express service offers guaranteed delivery on the next business day by 10:30, 12:00, or 14:00, depending on the destination. So far in 2016, UPS has introduced the service to 52 additional countries and territories.
Jim Barber, UPS International President commented, “With this latest expansion, the coverage area totals 117 countries, which comprise nearly 95% of the global gross domestic product, and 96% of real imports.”
Companies in the retail, high-tech, industrial manufacturing and healthcare industries, along with consumers, use the service for global shipments. UPS expects businesses with products that have a short shelf life, and companies producing goods for special events requiring last minute order changes, will find the service useful.
Countries added as part of the service expansion include Albania, as well as seven additional countries in Europe.
Making the UPS Worldwide Express Service available in more countries is part of the company’s $2bn investment in European operations through 2019 to expand destinations, improve time in transit, and increase overall capacity.