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UPS triples network for Saturday export service from U.S.

UPS Inc. (NYSE:UPS) said May 14 that it will triple to 179 the number of countries that U.S. exporters can ship to on Saturdays.

An additional 122 countries are now included in the company’s “Worldwide Express” service, UPS said. The new countries include 20 in Europe, 28 in the Americas, 2 in Asia Pacific and 72 in the Middle East and Africa.

U.S. businesses scheduling a Saturday pick-up will have their shipments processed and shipped on Sunday and delivered as soon as Monday, UPS said.

The expanded Saturday service benefits U.S. businesses that want to ship exports six days per week, UPS said. About 95 percent of global customers live outside the U.S., according to data cited by the company.

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Mark Solomon

Formerly the Executive Editor at DC Velocity, Mark Solomon joined FreightWaves as Managing Editor of Freight Markets. Solomon began his journalistic career in 1982 at Traffic World magazine, ran his own public relations firm (Media Based Solutions) from 1994 to 2008, and has been at DC Velocity since then. Over the course of his career, Solomon has covered nearly the whole gamut of the transportation and logistics industry, including trucking, railroads, maritime, 3PLs, and regulatory issues. Solomon witnessed and narrated the rise of Amazon and XPO Logistics and the shift of the U.S. Postal Service from a mail-focused service to parcel, as well as the exponential, e-commerce-driven growth of warehouse square footage and omnichannel fulfillment.

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