UPS opens US free trade zones

UPS has converted its US international air freight gateways at Chicago, New York, Dallas and Los Angeles into free trade zones. FTZs help reduce duties, import taxes and other fees thanks to special regulations that allow duty deferral or elimination, tariff inversion, fee consolidation and streamlined customs procedures. UPS has also integrated its Zone Solutions service within its customs brokerage, warehousing, logistics and transportation business. [+]

UPS applies for drone delivery license

UPS has applied to the US Federal Aviation Administration for a license to operate commercial drone flights under its UPS Flight Forward subsidiary. It could receive certification as early as this year, which would give UPS one of the first fully certified revenue-generating drone operations in the country. It would ... [+]

UPS offers Economy option

UPS has launched an economy service for small and medium-sized retailers’ international shipping needs. It will connect key e-commerce destinations and will initially be available to customers in the UK, US, Canada, China and Hong Kong but will expand to other markets soon. [+]

UPS offers Saturday service from US to Channel Isles

UPS has added 20 new destinations in Europe for its Saturday pick-up service from the US, including Jersey and Guernsey. The UK and Ireland are already served by the Saturday service, which also reaches a further 100 countries worldwide. [+]

UPS to offer Saturday service

UPS is offering Saturday pick-up and processing of US export shipments to 57 main markets, including the UK. Shipments picked up on Saturday will be delivered as soon as Monday, saving a day over existing transit times. one day faster than previous UPS time-in-transit. On-line retailers are expected to be ... [+]

New chief for UPS forwarding

UPS has appointed Romaine Seguin as president of its Global Freight Forwarding arm. She will oversee air, ocean, and rail freight forwarding, brokerage and supplier management for the 220 countries and territories. Seguin began her career with UPS in the Missouri District in 1983 as a part-time hub supervisor and ... [+]

UPS adds ocean options

UPS has expanded its LCL ocean service with an additional 130 direct sailings and including ports in Asia, US, Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and the Middle East. The new options include an export service from Dublin to Antwerp, an import service from Dalian in China to Southampton in ... [+]

UPS launches two-way Hong Kong train service

UPS has launched a new full container load (FCL) rail service between Europe and Hong Kong in both directions following its earlier introduction of a Europe-to-China operation. The two-way service between Duisburg, Germany and Hong Kong is around 30% faster than ocean freight and about 60% cheaper than air freight, ... [+]

UPS opens London Gateway hub

Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling officially opened UPS’s new 32,000sq m package sorting and delivery hub at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park on 14 May. The £120 million facility, one of UPS’s largest single infrastructure investments outside of the US, will act as a UK package processing hub and distribution centre ... [+]

Mark Vale to run UPS in UK

UPS has named Mark Vale as president of its UK, Ireland and Nordics region. He joined the express logistics firm Vale joined UPS in 1988 and was most recently president of emerging markets, based at UPS global headquarters in Atlanta. Vale succeeds Luis Arriaga, who becomes president, UPS Asia Pacific ... [+]

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