UPS expands China to Europe rail options
UPS has added a Less-than-Container Load (LCL) option for China-to-Europe rail shipments. The service is available from Zhengzhou to Hamburg and becomes part of the UPS Preferred multimodal freight services portfolio.
UPS established a Full Container Load (FCL) solution for China-to-Europe in June 2014.
The UPS Preferred portfolio combines air, rail, ocean and/or ground transportation to help companies balance supply chain speed and costs to meet customer needs.
In a statement issued today, UPS said its expansion of its rail product portfolio in China reflects the company’s commitment to infrastructure developments along the Silk Road Economic Belt.
“Our customers are looking to UPS for solutions to expand their reach to new markets while balancing the costs of doing business,” said Jens Poggensee, President, Freight Forwarding, UPS Europe. “Our UPS Preferred LCL service gives our customers more transportation options to deliver on growing demand on one of the world’s largest and busiest trade lanes.”
The weekly door-to-door service is supported by UPS tracking technology that delivers full visibility and real-time updates regarding shipment progress via both UPS.com tracking and the use of GPS technology. It also includes security measures and temperature-control options.