United Parcel Service

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FedEx, UPS win courier licences in China

FedEx is the world's biggest cargo airline.Photo: Xinhua

FedEx and United Parcel Service has won licences to start domestic courier businesses in some Chinese cities, as they push to expand in the huge market.

FedEx, the world's biggest cargo airline, can begin service in eight cities, while Atlanta-based UPS's licence is for five. It doesn't include letter delivery.

12 Sep 2012 - 10:28am

UPS to add freighters as part of $10b expansion

United Parcel Service (UPS) will spend at least $10 billion to expand its fleet of Boeing freighter aircraft and increase its carrying capacity in the Asian market as well as on other international routes.

19 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Express freight carrier UPS cleared for extra HK flights

Global delivery service will add six more runs a week as it expands Asian network

The United States Department of Transport has granted cargo giant United Parcel Service (UPS) additional rights to link Singapore and Hong Kong to its intra-Asia hub in the Philippines as the carrier expands its Asian network.

21 Apr 2004 - 12:00am


Hong Kong: Charles Adams, president of Asia-Pacific operations for United Parcel Service (UPS), will retire next month and is to be replaced by Ken Torok, who will be posted to Singapore. Mr Adams has held the position as UPS' top man in Asia for eight years, after joining the company in 1991.

28 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Same again

United Parcel Service has announced the industry's first reusable overnight air delivery envelope.

31 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

Tools for handling the power struggles

If you have ever been caught by a power failure in the middle of a lightning storm and lost 12 hours of work on your latest novel, you need a UPS.

You also need to learn to save your work more often, but a UPS is still an important resource.

UPS, in this case, does not stand for the United Parcel Service but an uninterruptable power supply.

25 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

UPS stalled by Chek Lap Kok indecision

United States freight company United Parcel Service (UPS) is still waiting for the Airport Authority to decide on the opening date of Chek Lap Kok airport before making its own plans.

Perry Chao, UPS managing director for Hong Kong, said it would make a big difference if the opening was in April or June.

10 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

UPS opens China offices

UNITED Parcel Service (UPS) has announced the opening of representative offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

UPS's new offices, which will initially be staffed with administrative personnel, will play a key role in developing business on the mainland, including servicing customer needs. They will also support UPS's China service partner Sinotrans in improving services.

5 May 1994 - 12:00am

UPS takes 10 more freighters

UNITED Parcel Service (UPS) has ordered 10 more Boeing 757 freighters to meet growing demand for its parcel delivery service.

Five will be delivered next year and five in 1995.

The planes, valued at more than US$600 million with spares, will be powered by Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 engines.

22 Nov 1993 - 12:00am