Release Date: 23 April 2009
Release ID: 656
UPS Freight, the heavy freight arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced it would offer door-to-door service to and from Mexico, complete with UPS customs brokerage capabilities and single invoicing for all services between the United States, Canada and Mexico.
The company also announced the next-day service umbrella for freight moving to and from Toronto is widening to include Michigan, northern Ohio and northern Indiana.
"The expanded service to and from Mexico ensures that customers on both sides of the border will enjoy faster transit times," said UPS Freight Vice President of Strategy Kevin Hartman. "We've effectively combined UPS's global trade experience with local market expertise to deliver the fast, reliable service customers are demanding throughout North America."
Freight moving to and from Mexico will be expedited by using five border crossings, including three in Texas: Brownsville/McAllen-Matamoros, El Paso-Ciudad Juarez and Laredo-Nuevo Laredo. Other border crossing will be at Otay Mesa, Calif.-Tijuana and across the Mexican-Arizona border at Nogales. UPS Freight operates more than 200 service centers in the U.S. and Canada and will rely on more than 40 in Mexico.
"This new service complements the expansion strategy we have been implementing in Mexico since 2006," said Griselda Hernandez, UPS Mexico country manager. "We know that more than 80 percent of exports to countries north of Mexico are transported using ground services. Our expanded service will benefit those exporters who seek to deliver their products to the United States and Canada at competitive rates."
UPS technology provides visibility for shipments coming into Mexico, enabling the identification of goods as soon as they enter the UPS network. That helps expedite clearance at the border since the customs paperwork is readied in advance of a shipment's actual arrival at the border.
UPS Customs Brokerage prepares shipment classification, inspections, customs documentation preparation and collection of applicable duties and fees. Single invoicing will automatically apply when UPS Freight provides full door-to-door service, including all customs brokerage services performed by UPS.
Truckload services are available over both borders, with UPS Freight providing dedicated carrier, dry-van equipment and container on flatcar service for long-haul intermodal movements.
In continuation of an effort that has slashed transit times throughout the United States, UPS Freight also is enhancing its network north of the Canadian border. The next-day service belt around Toronto is being widened to include northern Ohio, northern Indiana and Michigan while two-day service is being extended to and from Toronto as far south as Georgia. Transit times to and from the West will be shortened to points as far as California. All these service enhancements include the UPS "no fee" guarantee.
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