UPS has expanded its less-than-container-load ocean freight service with the addition of direct sailings in 130 trade lanes.
According to UPS, the new origins and destinations cover most of the globe and include ports in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe, the US, the Caribbean and the Middle East.
Customers who do not have enough cargo to fill an entire shipping container can still access UPS’s network of capabilities and freight facilities, as well as the company’s portfolio of value-added and alternative services, including 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, vice president of 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.”