UPS has expanded its Worldwide Express Freight service with the addition of five countries in Latin America and three in Europe. This latest development will add eight origin and five destination countries including Bulgaria, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Romania and Serbia.
The door-to-door, day-definite service is designed for urgent, time-sensitive and high-value international heavyweight (70kg and over) shipments and currently covers 58 origin and 56 destination countries and territories. According to UPS it is typically used for product launches, inventory shortages or equipment failure replacement parts.
Jose Acosta, President of Operations and Public Affairs, UPS Americas commented: “We continuously monitor the market place, and found a demand for our customers in Central America who were looking for a premium international air service to better conduct their business across various industries, including industrial manufacturing, healthcare, apparel and high tech.”
Postal organisations and parcel companies are investing heavily in infrastructure, service offering and technology to take advantage of growth opportunities within the delivery marketplace. This is enabling them to improve the service they provide to customers and increase competitiveness.
Skillweb provides an effective means of tracking and tracing incoming and outgoing deliveries, as well as communicating useful delivery details to the recipient, via its SmartTask POD solution, helping carriers of all sizes to enhance their service offering.
Downloaded onto a worker’s smartphone, ruggedised or semi-ruggedised device – including the Motorola TC55 touch computer – this mobile software application can run as a standalone solution, alongside Skillweb’s Houndit technology or a carrier’s current system.
When recipients choose their delivery option during a purchase, the information sent to a carrier relating to the order can be used by the software to generate a communication via email or SMS stating an approximate delivery slot. This is based on how long it takes to get from a warehouse to the customer.