UPS Ocean Freight

United Parcel Service Inc. will expand one of its ocean freight services to 10 new Asian ports by April 2011.

The preferred less-than-container-load service provides a 40 percent faster delivery than standard ocean freight services from ports in Asia to customers in the U.S., spokeswoman Karen Cole told GlobalAtlanta.

UPS has already begun offering this service to Chinese ports in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Ningbo and Xiamen, and will offer the service starting in April to Busan, South Korea; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Ms. Cole said that with the high number of manufacturing companies in Asia, this service was a natural expansion for UPS.

She added that this service provides an intermediate option in terms of cost and speed between a standard ocean freight service and the faster air freight service.

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