UNITED Parcel Service (UPS) has reported strong growth in its US-domestic and international businesses for 1995. For the full year, UPS reported an average daily volume of 1,526,287 express packages and documents in its combined US-domestic and international operations. UPS regional vice president for Asia Pacific Charles Adams said the firm 'increased its operational capacity in Asia Pacific in 1995 - in China, Australia, Malaysia and Hong Kong, contributing to the company's growth'. The United States express industry giant entered the China market in 1988 through a service partnership agreement with Sinotrans. Since then, it has made significant inroads and now serves 57 cities on the mainland. Last year, UPS signed a memorandum of understanding with the Sinotrans Group, to set up joint-ventures in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou. UPS recorded a daily volume increase of 15.9 per cent over 1994 levels. For the quarter ending December 31, UPS handled an average daily volume of 1.8 million express packages and documents, an increase of 12.5 per cent over the fourth quarter in 1994. Last year UPS also opened a US$3 million operating facility in Hong Kong.