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UPS expands Worldwide Express service

UPS is expanding its Worldwide Express service to more than 41,000 new postal codes around the world, creating earlier guaranteed delivery options for customers that previously had only end-of-day guarantees. It is the largest one-time expansion of the service in its history.

UPS Worldwide Express offers guaranteed delivery on the next possible business day to 65 countries by 10:30am, noon or 2:00pm, depending on the destination. The Express portfolio also includes Express Plus for early-morning deliveries to 27 countries, and Express Saver for end-of-day deliveries to 220 countries. Individuals and companies of all sizes can use the service, but it is particularly beneficial to those with time-sensitive international shipments.

Nick Basford, vice president of international marketing at UPS, said, “We are pleased to expand the global footprint of UPS Worldwide Express. As international trade continues to grow and supply chains become increasingly global, businesses need guaranteed time-of-day delivery they can count on. Their success, in turn, drives global commerce and creates jobs.”

Companies in the high-tech, retail and industrial manufacturing industries are the biggest users of UPS Worldwide Express shipping due to their fast-paced environments, with little to no downtime between product generations.

The majority of the new postal codes are in the Asia-Pacific region, although there is new coverage in Latin America, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and Africa. The service has also been expanded further in Europe and Canada.

October 13, 2015

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Hermes UK has opened its new purpose built, automated parcel distribution hub in Rugby, the biggest of its kind in the UK. The £31m (US$40m) development represents the most significant investment in the company’s history and will create more than 100 jobs. Located in Rugby, the Midlands super hub measures 270,000ft², the equivalent of 34 soccer pitches, and has the capability to efficiently process in excess of one million parcels each day.

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UPS delivery drivers trained using VR simulations

UPS has announced that it will start training student delivery drivers to spot and identify road hazards using virtual reality (VR) headsets that simulate the experience of driving on city streets. The company will launch VR training at nine UPS Integrad training facilities in September.

To read more about the training simulation, click here.

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