UPS Expands Expedited Ocean Freight Services, Global Reach

  UPS Expands Expedited Ocean Freight Services, Global Reach

   UPS adds Preferred LCL lanes between Western Europe and the U.S. to help
                       importers balance speed and cost

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- March 26, 2013

UPS^® (NYSE:UPS) today announced the expansion of its Preferred
Less-Than-Container Load (PLCL) expedited ocean freight service to include
Western Europe. The move highlights UPS’s competitive advantage in providing
customers new options to move goods quickly, yet economically. Additional port
access will open in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and the United Kingdom,
providing shippers up to 40 percent faster port-to-door delivery time to the
U.S. than UPS’s standard LCL service*. Customers will also have access to the
same visibility technologies used for package shipments.

“The expansion of our expedited ocean freight service comes at a time when
many companies are considering other modes of transportation for their freight
movements,” said Keith Andrey, vice president, UPS ocean freight services. “In
the two years that we’ve offered the PLCL service in Asia, we have seen a
great deal of customer interest in an expedited ocean freight product. Now
that we are expanding this service to Europe, we can help customers bridge the
gap between the speed of air freight and the economy of ocean freight to
better compete in the global market.”

UPS’s PLCL service was first launched in the spring of 2011. The
time-in-transit improvements are the result of leveraging UPS’s existing North
American freight network. UPS continues to be a leader in the ocean freight
market for expedited LCL services, providing service from 26 Asian ports and
now four Western European ports.

Companies positioned to benefit from this expedited ocean freight service
include U.S. importers and European customers in the industrial, automotive,
retail and healthcare industries.

As a top 10 global freight forwarder and one of the world's top U.S.
Non-Vessel Operating Common Carriers (NVOCCs), UPS provides a complete
portfolio of ocean freight services ranging from transportation to a Supplier
Management service that handles overseas vendors and orders. To learn more
about UPS's ocean freight offerings and access our global freight services
videos, visit freight.

UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of
solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the
facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology
to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta,
UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. The company can
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*Transit times will vary based on origin, destination and commodity and is not


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