UPS to Take Over China Network

Share this article:
United Parcel Service Inc., Atlanta, announced yesterday that it will pay $100 million to take over most of the international express delivery operations of its Chinese partner, Sinotrans.


The agreement, signed Dec. 1, lets UPS take direct control of operations in 200 cities across China by the end of 2005. Those cities account for more than 80 percent of China's gross domestic product.


UPS expects to increase the number of branded trucks and uniformed drivers in China. The company also plans to enhance its package-tracking network, expand shipping software options and introduce a toll-free customer service hotline.


This is the latest in a string of announcements regarding the expansion of UPS operations in China. Last month, UPS began operating the first of 12 new flights to China with MD-11 service to Shanghai. The new flights will triple the company's previous service from six to 18 flights weekly. UPS next year plans to start the first non-stop service in the industry between the United States and Guangzhou and establish a Shanghai air hub in 2007.


UPS export volume in China grew 129 percent in the third quarter compared with the year-ago period, and by more than 90 percent year-to-date.


Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.

Sign up to our newsletters

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

More in Direct Mail

Delivered: Coupon Mailers

Delivered: Coupon Mailers

What's in our mailbox this month: Coupons. See which ones are good deals—and which ones you shouldn't deal with.

Melissa Goes to Canada

Melissa Goes to Canada

Melissa Data adds Canadian change of address processing to its cloud-based NCOA service.

Delivered: University of Chicago Mailers

Delivered: University of Chicago Mailers

What's in our mailbox this month: University of Chicago mailers. See which ones make the grade—and which ones, not so much.