Kuala Lumpur, 9 July 2019 – The series of service enhancements UPS (NYSE:UPS) revealed today impact almost 1.4 million postal codes in 41 countries and territories across the Asia Pacific region, enabling worldwide connectivity for over 22 million businesses.
“More UPS customers in the region will now be able to have their shipments sent and received in less time; they’ll be able to find us easily in more cities and towns, and they’ll be able to send shipments later in the day than before.”said President, UPS Asia Pacific Region, Ross McCullough
In the first half of 2019, UPS completed the following as part of its strategy to bolster economic development in the region, which is projected to account for 63 percent of global GDP growth in 2019:
- Shenzhen Asia Pacific Air Hub upgrades increase the hub’s processing capacity by nearly 50 percent in preparation for volume gains in the coming three years.
- Transit times reduced across 2,300 trade lanes: Intercontinental transit times reduced by up to 4 days, while shipments with destinations in Asia see transit times improved by up to 2 days.Customers shipping from Ipoh to Europe and intra-Asia benefit from shipments arriving 1 day faster.
- Improved the geographic reach of UPS Worldwide Express® services, offering international shipping with time-definite deliveries in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea.
- Extended pick-up times by up to five hours for export shipments from China, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea, widening production windows and giving businesses additional time to fulfill customer orders.
- Strengthened supply chain flexibility with Saturday pick-up services in the U.S. enabling import shipments destined for eight markets in Asia – including Malaysia – to be delivered 1 day earlier than before
“This past year alone we have increased our retail points in Malaysia by 70 percent to almost 180 across 43 towns in the peninsula to bolster connectivity for businesses and consumers alike, and implemented delivery time enhancements that support rapid transfer of goods”said Managing Director of UPS Singapore and Malaysia, Lim Tze Hsien