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UPS Enhances Intra-Asia Network To Support Import Capabilities In Korea

  • Consumers and businesses in more than 4,500 postal codes in Seoul and Busan will benefit from faster transit time for import shipments from Asia Pacific
  • Transit time for documents and low-value shipments to Seoul accelerated by up to 4 hours; and to Busan by up to 1 day

SEOUL, September 11, 2017UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced that intra-Asia network enhancements will improve delivery time for import shipments to Korean consumers and businesses in more than 4,500 postal codes by up to 1 day. Korea has seen a rise in imports in 2017, driven largely by the increased purchasing power of consumers and producers.

             “Today, we operate in a “need it now” environment. Driven by globalisation and technology, businesses are increasingly challenged with the need to maximize their efficiency and flexibility to meet customer demands,” said JK Rha, Managing Director of UPS Korea. “Whether you’re a high-tech business getting a spare part delivered to keep your operations moving or an entrepreneur receiving a prototype, this enhancement improves the competitiveness of businesses trading with partners across the Asia Pacific region.”

Customers based in Seoul and Busan will benefit from transit time improvements for documents and low value shipments (less than US$150) from major Asia Pacific cities, with delivery to:

  • More than 2,000 postal codes in Seoul improved by up to 4 hours[1]
  • More than 2,500 postal codes in Busan improved by up to 1 day[2]

“As e-Commerce and m-commerce continue to transform the way business is done, Korean businesses are well-positioned to service consumers and trade partners across a regional or global supply chain with UPS,” added Rha. 

This latest enhancement follows a series of investments to strengthen UPS solutions and services in Korea as well as facilitate trade growth for local businesses. Last year, UPS Korea enhanced its services in 13 cities[3] by offering competitive cut-off time for shipment pick-ups and quicker time-in-transit from selected cities to major US, European and Asian cities. Recently, Korea relocated its service center from Dangsan-dong to Docksan-dong in order to provide greater capacity by extending cut-off time and improving efficiency for customers in high-growth areas.

Progressively, UPS will continue to deepen its presence in key areas across Korea to support volume growth; and also provide customers direct access to their end consumers within Korea and across the Asia Pacific region.

[1] Cheonan, Asan, Icheon, Yongin, Anseong, Hwaseong, Osan, Pyeongtaek, Changwon, Haman, Busan Industrial Complex (Mieum, Macheon, Jisa), Seoul and Gimpo
[2] Transit time for deliveries to Seoul has improved from 18:00PM to 14:00PM (enhanced by up to 4 hours).

[3] Transit time for deliveries to Busan has improved from 2 day delivery to 1 day delivery.