Shipping Services

Defense Shipping Services

Mission-critical Doesn't Offer Wiggle Room

Count on us to help you stay nimble and get you where you need to be, when you need to be there.

An Experienced, Dedicated Team
With the ability to handle urgent, secure, and sensitive shipments--and a delivery network that stretches across the globe--we give you the flexibility to meet demand.

Our On-Demand Freight Quote Desks play a vital role in coordinating and executing mission-critical shipments. We have teams experienced with the agencies and organizations that support the defense industry. And as an approved General Services Administration (GSA) service provider and an award-winning supplier for the Department of Defense, we're skilled at balancing urgency and cost by providing the service that is right for each shipment.

Land, Air, and Ocean--We've Got You Covered

Once you have your quote and are ready to ship, we're ready for you.

UPS Air Freight

Reliable Air Support

Our freight forwarding provides speed and flexibility with day and time-definite delivery options*. We have more than 850 global freight facilities in more than 120 countries, with door-to-door and airport-to-airport delivery available to Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

UPS Freight LTL

Solid Ground Operations

UPS Freight® offers regional, interregional, and long-haul deliveries throughout North America. With over 200 facilities, we provide dependable LTL services to meet deadlines and budgets. And since your needs cross borders, our trucking capabilities extend to Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

UPS Ocean Freight

Ocean Freight Services

As a leading Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier (NVOCC) and freight forwarder, we're your one resource for ocean transport--full containers, less-than-container loads, special equipment, and oversized cargo. It's a cost-effective option that's adaptable to your timetable and routing requirements.

UPS Worldwide Package Delivery

Worldwide Delivery of Packages, Envelopes, and Freight 

We deliver more than 16 million shipments every day, and as a preferred international carrier to the U.S. Government under the TDS contract, we offer fast, reliable, and guaranteed on-time delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. Our multi-modal capabilities mean you can rely on us to get all your shipments--from envelopes to cargo--delivered safely and on-time.

Safety and Security are Priorities

When your shipments enter our network, physical and online information security practices help protect and prevent compromise and ensure shipment arrival that's safe and on time.

For highly-sensitive air freight shipments to and from select U.S. and Canadian locations, we offer two levels of Transportation Protective Services.

  • Signature Security Service (SSR) requires a signed receipt each time the shipment changes hands.
  • Constant Surveillance Service (CSS) demands that any employee or authorized agent keep the shipment in constant view and sign receipts for each change in custody.
If you have an urgent shipment that requires added security to ensure it arrives safely and intact, we also offer UPS Express Critical Secure, which includes:
  • Around-the-clock customer service
  • Constant shipment monitoring and milestone updates
  • Online tracking
  • Minimal touch-points
  • Security procedures and contingency plans
Our experienced team can create a solution that meets your needs for nearly any size or type of shipment.

More Options Means More Opportunities to Save

Our broad shipping portfolio allows for mode optimization that painlessly carves away inefficiencies. With technologies that use one interface for all services, you can easily select the appropriate level of service for your urgency and budget. Since there's no need to rely on a default shipping option, you can make the most of your resources.

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