UPS expanding less than container load ocean service


Atlanta’s United Parcel Service (UPS) is adding direct sailings in 130 trade lanes covering Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, the US, the Caribbean and the Middle East to its less than container load (LCL) ocean service, according to Shipping Gazette.UPS said shippers without enough cargo to fill an entire container now will be able to use UPS logistics capabilities and freight facilities.Cargo owners will “benefit from an economical way to transport goods versus other modes of transportation while gaining access to a broad portfolio of value-added and alternative services”, including cargo insurance and financing solutions, customs brokerage services, supplier management, sea-air service and China-Europe Rail service, the company said.UPS vice president Steve McMichael said the expansion of the LCL network “demonstrates our ongoing investments to continually build out our network so we can meet or exceed customer demands”.Mr McMichael said shippers are looking for options that limit risk. “We provide end-to-end support to help our customers keep promises to their customers,” he said.

Source: Transportweekly

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