UPS launches `Trade Direct’ from Asia to Europe

by Canadian Shipper

UPS has expanded its Trade Direct Air and Ocean services, to allow customers to ship goods faster and more efficiently between one of the fastest growing trade lanes – Asia and Europe, according to a company statement.

“We’re seeing an increasing number of our customers looking for ways to move their goods from the factory floor in Asia directly to the European marketplace. A good example of this is the high-tech sector, which accounts for 37 per cent of Asian exports into Europe. Speed to market and reliability are vital,” said Joe Guerrisi, vice president of Marketing, UPS Asia Pacific Region.

“But it goes beyond the high-tech sector. General container exports from Asia to Europe are continuing to grow at double-digit rates. We want to make sure that UPS customers shipping between Asia and Europe can tap into this service which already is simplifying commerce across other important global trade lanes, such as Asia and the US,” he continued.

According to UPS, Trade Direct improves supply chain efficiency by moving freight and packages, destined for multiple customers, as one air or ocean shipment with single entry customs clearance.

On arrival in Europe, packages are fed into UPS’s European transportation network and shipped directly to end-users. UPS launched Trade Direct outbound from Asia to the United States in August 2004, said the company.

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