UPS enhances services for Chinese exporters

UPS has announced new service improvements across eight cities in China to strengthen the connection between local manufacturers and international markets. These implementations are part of UPS’ multi-year plan for China, with the current round of enhanced services focusing on second and third tier cities, which comprise 59% of the country’s GDP and 73% of its population.

Harld Peters, President of UPS China commented: “As China shifts its focus from a manufacturing-heavy economic model to a services-led one, some manufacturing industries have migrated from top-tier cities to second and third tier ones due to the increasing costs of labour and operations.”

Peters added: “UPS’s service enhancements fulfil the growing needs of export manufacturers located in the lower-tier cities, such as Nantong, which has seen its GDP grow from RMB* 455.8bn in 2012 to RMB 773.4bn in 2017.”

Most recent enhancements impact customers in Zhongshan, Zhuhai, Jiangmen, Quanzhou, Jiaxing, Wenzhou, Shaoxing, Nantong, and the surrounding areas of these eight cities, who now benefit from the following improvements: extended cut-off time by up to four houses for export shipment pick-ups; faster transit times; prompt release and more efficient customs clearance; and nine additional Boeing 747-8Fs.

Earlier this year, UPS also launched UPS Worldwide Express FreightTM Midday, and expanded its UPS Worldwide ExpressTM package service in 57 countries and territories. 

Source: UPS

*$ = RMB 6.92 / € = RMB 8.02