UPS launches new express air freight service, UPS Worldwide Express Freight, for urgent, time-sensitive, high-value international heavyweight shipments to and from United Arab Emirates
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
February 4, 2014
– UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced a new express air freight service, UPS Worldwide Express FreightSM, for urgent, time-sensitive and high-value international heavyweight shipments to and from the UAE. This new service is an extension of the UPS Worldwide Express package portfolio and offers customers a seamless experience between shipping express package and express freight.
Customers in the UAE now can ship pallets over 70 kg (150 lbs.) as easily as packages exclusively within UPS's global air network to 42 destination countries and territories. This day-definite, door-to-door service with a money-back guarantee* features some of the fastest times in transit in the industry, including one- to three-day shipping from the UAE to most destinations in Europe, two- to three-day shipping to most destinations in the US and Canada, and three- to five-day shipping to Asia. The service will help to meet continued demand for UPS services that stem from the company's UAE capabilities. For more information on UPS Worldwide Express Freight, visit: ups.com/worldwideexpressfreight.
UPS Worldwide Express Freight service offers many of the same features as UPS's Worldwide Express package service, including automated shipment preparation, online tracking and proactive notification technology. In addition, both express freight and package shipments are consolidated into one bill.
"Global commerce is vital for our customers, and UPS Worldwide Express Freight helps companies in the UAE get to market faster, capture more business and boost their competitiveness," said Jean-Francois Condamine, UPS President for the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa. "Our customers depend on the speed, reliability and visibility that UPS provides with our package express services. Customers, particularly in the industrial manufacturing, automotive, high-tech, retail and healthcare segments, have asked us for the same features to help their urgent freight shipments get to markets in Europe, Asia, and beyond."
The UAE represents an important node for UPS's network. The company recently doubled its contract logistics capacity in Dubai with a multipurpose, state-of-the-art facility of nearly 15,000 square meters. This new facility – along with UPS Worldwide Express Freight – expands the company's capability to connect trade throughout the Middle East region as well as to Europe and Asia.
*For full details of our money-back guarantee, please refer to our Terms and Conditions of Carriage, available on www.ups.com.