On Jan. 7 UPS began offering domestic express pickup and delivery services inside 16 additional countries across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America.
The nations involved in the expansion are Algeria, Argentina, Chile, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Malta, Pakistan, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, South Africa, Ukraine and UAE.
Shippers in these countries now will be able to consolidate all of their package delivery services with one carrier, effectively eliminating multiple shipping processes .
"This expansion represents an investment for the future through markets where we're seeing growing demand," said Dan Brutto, president of UPS International. "While we've provided international service to these countries for years, we see an opportunity now to expand our customer base and grow our business. We're excited that we can extend our network to meet the growing needs of these customers."
UPS has invested more than $1 billion a year over the past two decades to develop information technology solutions that make it easier for customers to connect with new markets.