UPS Labeling Improves Time In Transit

US 02/02/17

Atlanta, GA

UPS Trade Direct® service allows shippers to bypass distribution centers in destination country

Shippers looking to speed up transportation of goods from Asia can now deliver shipments to their customers faster. UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today the addition of origin labeling capability for UPS Trade Direct Air and Ocean services. UPS Trade Direct solution allows importers and manufacturers to bypass distribution centers by adding the final destination label to individual packages for immediate last mile delivery. Leveraging the breadth and reliability of the UPS® global network, UPS Trade Direct tools provide consolidation of international freight, air, ocean and ground transportation, customs clearance and direct delivery to multiple addresses within the destination country, all through a single source.

“Shifting customs regulations around the world make international e-commerce challenging,” said Cindy Miller, president of UPS Global Freight Forwarding. “This investment in our technology will help keep shippers fully compliant with destination rules and regulations.”

“Origin labeling provides greater flexibility to both importers and exporters,” said Keith Andrey, Global Freight Forwarding vice president of Air and Ocean Products. “Labeling at origin reduces transit time by roughly one day and allows customers to use in-transit goods as a ‘floating warehouse’ during transoceanic voyages.”

UPS Trade Direct origin labeling is available to all UPS customers and can be monitored using Flex® Global View, UPS’s premier tracking tool for freight shipments. This service is initially available on select Asia to US trade lanes. Further capability expansion will be rolled out in the near future according to market demand.

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