UPS expands express freight services in Russia

From the July 2019 issue.

Courier company, United Parcel Service, has improved its urgent heavy shipment capabilities for customers located in nearly 2,300 postal codes in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod metropolitan areas.

“Our customers come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their shipments,” said UPS Russia Country Manager, Pavel Adamovsky.

“Businesses that export tend to be more profitable, and this enhancement will offer companies of all sizes more options to reach their customers where ever they are.

“UPS’ smart global logistics network moves three per cent of the world’s GDP every day, and this latest enhancement in Russia is part of the company’s commitment to providing our customers with the tools they need to grow.”

UPS Worldwide Express Freight is reported to offer international delivery of palletised shipments weighing more than 70kg within 1-3 business days, depending on destination, to approximately 50 countries. For more urgent shipments, UPS Worldwide Express Freight Midday offers delivery by 12pm or 2pm to selected areas in more than 30 countries and territories.

The recent enhancements to UPS’s service are part of the company’s $2 billion [USD] investment in its European network and infrastructure through 2019. Recent investments as part of this program the opening of three super hubs in London, Paris, and Eindhoven, the Netherlands, as well as a new operational facility at Vnukovo Airport that opened in 2015. As a result of these and other investments, UPS was also able to enhance service across Russia, including expansion of deliveries to all postal codes in the Russian Federation, enhanced express services in major metropolitan areas, and reduced time in transit for shipments in Siberia.

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