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UPS bolsters export & import services in central and southern region

Released at: 11:21, 09/10/2017

UPS bolsters export & import services in central and southern region

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Company expands services to ten additional central and southern provinces.

by Hong Nhung

Global logistics service provider UPS has recently announced in will enhance its services in ten provinces in central and southern Vietnam: Ba Ria Vung Tau, Binh Dinh, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai, Quang Ngai, Quang Nam, Tay Ninh, Thua Thien Hue, and Tien Giang.

The company has cut transit times for export and import shipments within Asia from two days to one and improved shipment times from Europe from three days to two. In addition, the cut-off times for pick-up have been extended by up to three hours. This service enhancement is part of UPS’s long-term strategy to provide local small and medium-sized enterprises with greater access to global trade.

“As a trade enabler, UPS is focused on reducing barriers for businesses looking to engage in cross-border commerce,” said Mr. Daryl Tay, Managing Director of UPS Vietnam. “The Vietnamese Government has expressed a commitment to pursue 6.7 per cent GDP growth. Positive discussions are taking place around easing inter- and intra-regional trade with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). We remain confident that trade will continue to flourish with Vietnam’s growing middle class and shifts in manufacturing.”  

UPS also recently enhanced services in nine northern provinces, bringing the total provinces where UPS has enhanced its services  this year  to 19.

“Suppliers are under increasing pressure to provide more products and services of higher quality, at greater speed and at lower cost,” Mr. Tay added. “By offering later export cut-off times and improved transit times, UPS’s customers in Vietnam can extend their production lead times to process more orders and still deliver goods to satisfy their end-consumers’ needs. When combined with UPS’s broad range of logistics solutions, retail, high tech, industrial and automotive manufacturers can maintain an agile and robust supply chain while enjoying competitive advantages in the international marketplace.”  

Vietnam is the EU’s second most important trading partner within the ten-member ASEAN bloc, and is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. UPS’s latest expansion of the UPS Worldwide Express Plus™ service saw its earlier morning deliveries expanded to 28 new countries, including Vietnam, and enhanced in 25 existing countries including China, Japan and the UK.

UPS is a global logistics service provider, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight, facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, US, UPS now serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.

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