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UPS expanding LCL ocean offering


The parcel carrier and third-party logistics provider is adding direct sailings in 130 trade lanes covering Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, the United States, the Caribbean and the Middle East.


UPS is significantly expanding its less-than-container-load (LCL) ocean freight services.

 The Atlanta-based parcel carrier and third-party logistics provider said in a statement it is adding direct sailings in 130 trade lanes covering Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, the United States, the Caribbean and the Middle East to its existing LCL offerings.
With the expansion, UPS said shippers without enough cargo to fill an entire container now will be able to leverage UPS’ logistics capabilities and freight facilities.
Cargo owners will “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,” including cargo insurance and financing solutions, customs brokerage services, supplier management, sea-air service and China-Europe Rail service, the company said.
Steve McMichael, UPS vice president of global ocean freight services, said the expansion of UPS’ LCL network “demonstrates our ongoing investments to continually build out our network so we can meet or exceed customer demands.
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.”
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