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UPS Opens Faster Trade Lanes in China
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Innovations with Global Logistics Expertise Provides Greater Competitive Edge in Central and Western China

CHENGDU, April 12, 2013 - UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today that its world-leading innovation and global logistics expertise has allowed the company to break new barriers by providing businesses in Chengdu, Sichuan and Zhengzhou, Henan, with faster export transit times.  As a result, businesses in Central and Western China will be able to gain a competitive edge by saving up to one working day to fulfill same day shipments ... and as every business knows, time is money.

"UPS is committed to Chengdu and Zhengzhou's development as major export gateways as growth in the Central and Western areas of China accelerates. Over the past few years, businesses have benefitted from our direct flights originating from Chengdu's Shuangliu International Airport and Zhengzhou's Xinzheng International Airport, which connect the two cities to global markets in the US and Europe," said Richard Loi, President of UPS China. "Today, I am extremely pleased to announce significant strides in making our Chengdu and Zhengzhou customers even more competitive through extended cut-off times and transit time reductions."

In recent years, UPS has made significant investments in Central and Western China, in line with the growing shift of manufacturing from the coastal cities into interior China.  Foreign trade has tripled between 2008 and 2012 in Chengdu while Zhengzhou air cargo exports grew 46% during the first 11 months of 2012. Based on growing customer demand for logistics services to connect to key markets in the United States and Europe, UPS began flights from Chengdu airport in 2011, followed by flights from Zhengzhou in 2012.

In Chengdu, transit times were improved for businesses located within the Chengdu Free Trade Zone, where it now takes two days instead of three for exports from the Zone to reach the United States and Europe.  In addition, the three hour extension for local collection enhances productivity for businesses based in Chengdu.  In Zhengzhou, customers exporting and importing worldwide can expect a one day reduction in transit time.

UPS (NYSE:UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business.  Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.  The company can be found on the Web at UPS.com and its corporate blog can be found at blog.ups.com.  To get UPS news direct, visit pressroom.ups.com/RSS.
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