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  July 2nd, 2018 | Written by

UPS Expands Ocean Freight Service in 130 New Trade Lanes

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  • Shippers without enough cargo to fill an ocean freight container can access ocean transportation with LCL service.
  • UPS LCL offers economical transportation plus value-added and alternative services.
  • UPS LCL services include cargo insurance, financing solutions, customs brokerage, and supplier management.

UPS has announced a major expansion to its ocean less-than-containerload (LCL) service with the addition of direct sailings in 130 lanes. The origin and destination countries cover most of the globe, including ports in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, US the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

Shippers who do not have enough cargo to fill an entire ocean freight container can still access cost-effective ocean transportation using UPS’s extensive network of capabilities and freight facilities. Customers benefit from an economical way to transport goods versus other modes of transportation while gaining access to a broad portfolio of value-added and alternative services. These services include cargo insurance and financing solutions from UPS Capital, customs brokerage services, supplier management, sea-air service, UPS Preferred LCL, and China-Europe Rail service.

“This network expansion demonstrates our ongoing investments to continually build out our network so we can meet or exceed customer demands,” said Steve McMichael, UPS Vice President, Global Ocean Freight Services. “Shippers are looking for alternative service options to limit risk, increase security, and manage inventory more efficiently with reliable transit times. We provide end-to-end support to help our customers keep promises to their customers.”