UPS adds intra-Asia flight route for faster global delivery

Network enhancements benefit businesses shipping dangerous goods to and from Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong

UPS adds intra-Asia flight route for faster global delivery
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UPS has introduced a number of enhancements to its Asia Pacific network, including a new intra-Asia flight route, enabling customers in Singapore and Indonesia to ensure deliveries to the United States are completed in as little as two business days.

The moves add more capacity and connectivity between Southeast Asia and UPS's intercontinental network, and reduce delivery times from Singapore and Indonesia to the U.S. by one business day, says an official release.

Additional upgrades to the regional network also mean businesses sending and receiving certain dangerous goods – including lithium batteries and dry ice – between Hong Kong and Singapore can now have these completed one day faster, the release added. UPS is also cutting delivery times on lithium battery shipments from Ho Chi Minh City to the United States and Europe by as much as two business days.

"This is such an exciting announcement as it significantly benefits a really wide range of businesses located across the region and in a number of high growth sectors such as high tech and healthcare," says Wilfredo Ramos, said President, Asia Pacific, UPS. "And it comes at a time of real opportunity, particularly for small businesses. In a post pandemic world, we see that supply chains are shifting and becoming more resilient. Companies around the globe require faster delivery times and seamless connectivity to gain competitiveness and capture even more opportunities as they look to build strong and reliable customer bases in markets with huge growth potential."

The moves follow the recent expansion of UPS's Changi Airport hub in Singapore to almost double the amount of packages the facility can process each day as well as numerous other regional network and facility enhancements including in Japan, China, Vietnam, South Korea and Hong Kong, the release added.

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