September 25, 2019: UPS has added three new countries served by UPS Worldwide Express, and broadened its reach across 76 cities in the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and Africa (ISMEA).

In Africa, the service has been expanded to Algeria, Reunion, and Namibia. As part of UPS's international suite of shipping services that guarantees time- and day-definite delivery for urgent shippers, UPS has also enhanced its services with the addition of UPS Worldwide Express Freight Midday export from Oman. In India, the UPS Worldwide Express import service is expanding across seven cities including Delhi, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Pune, Manesar, Bangalore, and Chennai.

"UPS's goal with these investments in our smart global logistics network is to make the global marketplace more accessible for our customers. This latest expansion will help businesses of all sizes in the Middle East, Africa, and India to cross borders and international customers capture growth opportunities in this dynamic region," said Rami Suleiman, president for UPS ISMEA. "By delivering faster, earlier and expanding our reach, we help customers in these high growth markets increase their value, strengthen their competitive advantage and stand out on the global stage. From small businesses to Expo 2020 Dubai participant countries, UPS continues providing importers and exporters with greater flexibility to meet their time-sensitive requests."

This sweeping expansion of services comes as part of the company's effort to continuously better connect businesses to its smart global logistics network, demonstrating its strategic focus on international high-growth markets and as well its role as Official Logistics Partner of Dubai Expo 2020. With up to 25 million visitors expected during the undertaking, UPS is helping over 194 participating countries to: minimize the need for excess inventory and reduce wastage with guaranteed on-time delivery and improve cash flow; save time and increase efficiency and productivity by using a single shipping, tracking and billing system for both packages and freight; and better meet their customers' critical needs with more time-of-day delivery options and an increased number of services that improve end-to-end customer experience.

With the addition of three new markets, UPS Worldwide Express is now available in 157 countries. UPS also grew its express services footprint within key existing markets by serving new areas in 76 cities in Bahrain, Egypt, India, Mauritius, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Reunion, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia.

In addition, UPS customers can now take advantage of robust customs brokerage services in these newly expanded areas. As one of the world's largest customs brokers, UPS helps customers navigate changing regulations, maintain compliance and keep shipments moving smoothly through customs and across borders. The UPS customs brokerage team has more than 80 years of experience, more than 400 import and export clearance locations, and processes over 25 million entries each year in the US.

In addition, for customers with urgent freight needs, UPS Worldwide Express Freight now offers day-definite delivery of international palletised shipments from and to Oman and UPS Worldwide Express Freight Midday from the origin.

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