UPS awarded contract to fly US mail

by Canadian Shipper

WASHINGTON, D.C.UPS has been awarded a three-year contract by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to provide domestic air transportation of primarily First Class and Priority Mail.

Under the agreement, UPS initially will provide airlift of First Class and Priority Mail volume each week to and from 98 cities.

The contract, which includes an option for one two-year extension, expands an existing relationship between UPS and the USPS under which the company provides airlift for mail transportation between 16 cities. The contract will take effect on July 1.

“We are excited about expanding our relationship with the USPS,” said Mike Eskew, chairman and CEO of UPS. “This contract can help support the Postal Service’s service commitment to its mail customers while creating new growth opportunities for our company.”

UPS said it will utilize existing capacity to handle the new postal volume.

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