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UPS freight loses the paperwork

[ November 7, 2011   //   ]

UPS is extending its UPS Paperless small package electronic customs clearance system to air freight in more than 90 countries, including the UK. The free-of-charge solution enables customers to integrate order processing, shipment preparation and commercial invoice data and then transmits data in advance of the shipment to worldwide customs offices. Errors should be reduced because information is stored electronically, and the system also eliminates the possibility of submitting incomplete paperwork, the main cause of delay for international deliveries, says the carrier.

The new capability is currently available through UPS Internet Shipping and UPS CampusShip software.  It will be available through UPS WorldShip in January.

It calculates that since UPS Paperless Invoice became available to UPS small package customers in 2008, the service has helped save the equivalent of 21,650 trees.