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COMPETITION WATCH: UPS gets tentative go-ahead for China expansion

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Transportation has tentatively authorized UPS to expand its air operatio...


WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation has tentatively authorized UPS to expand its air operations to and from China.

The DOT Show Cause Order grants UPS three additional frequencies to serve China that the company says will provide significant opportunity for UPS to continue growing its business within the region while providing customers with services from general freight to express delivery.

The decision grants UPS two new frequencies to Shanghai and one new frequency to Guangzhou, effective next year.

UPS currently flies from the United States to China 12 times per week and will be expanding that number to 18 early this year.

“This provides an extraordinary opportunity for strengthening commercial supply chains that support growing international trade between the United States and China and throughout the world,”says UPS Chairman and CEO Mike Eskew.

“The express market in China has developed to the point that our customers have asked for service seven days a week connecting China to the world,” adds Ken Torok, president, UPS Asia-Pacific. “This award will permit us to meet those customer demands in one of the world’s fastest growing markets.”


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