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UPS China Fact Sheet

FOUNDED August 28, 1907, in Seattle, Wash., USA
CHINA HEADQUARTERS 23F/33F, No. 166 Lujiazui East Road, Pudong District, Shanghai 200120, China
  2014 REVENUE US$58.2 billion
  2014 DELIVERY VOLUME 4.6 billion packages and documents
  DAILY DELIVERY VOLUME 18.0 million packages and documents
  DAILY U.S. AIR DELIVERY VOLUME 2.4 million packages and documents
  DAILY INTERNATIONAL VOLUME 2.7 million packages and documents
EMPLOYEES 6,451 in China; 435,000 Worldwide
DELIVERY FLEET 853 package vans, trailers, trucks
POINTS OF ACCESS 84 (customer centres – 62; UPS Express – 3; alliances - 19)
OPERATING FACILITIES 244 (admin offices, distribution centers, field stocking locations, package centers, hubs, terminals and warehouses, healthcare facilities, active and inactive CL sites)
UPS FLIGHTS 166 weekly flights connecting China to the U.S., Europe and across Asia
AIRPORTS SERVED Shanghai International Hub, Shenzhen Asia Pacific Hub


  • UPS Worldwide Express Plus®
  • UPS Worldwide Express®
  • UPS Worldwide Express Saver®
  • UPS Worldwide Express FreightTM,
  • UPS Worldwide Expedited®
  • UPS WorldEase®


  • UPS Trade Direct® Air
  • UPS Trade Direct® Ocean
  • Sea-Air


  • Distribution
  • Service Part Logistics


  • UPS Air Freight Direct®
  • UPS Air Freight Consolidated®
  • Full Container
  • Less-Than-Container Load
  • Preferred LCL
  • Ground
  • UPS Customs Brokerage
  • UPS Temperature True®


  • UPS Returns®
  • UPS Paperless® Invoice
  • Declared Value
  • UPS FTZ Facilitator®
  • UPS Import ControlTM
  • UPS Carbon Neutral
  • UPS Broker of Choice®
  • UPS Capital®
  • Saturday Delivery


  • UPS Billing Center and Billing Analysis Tool
  • UPS Internet Shipping
  • UPS TradeAbility®
  • WorldShip®
  • UPS CampusShip®
  • UPS Paperless® Invoice
  • Quantum View®
  • UPS MobileTM
  • UPS Calculate Time and Cost
  • UPS Schedule a Pickup
  • UPS Developer Kit



  • Jan 13, 2015 – UPS announced the addition of Trade Management Services (TMS), comprising trade consulting, import/export technologies and managed services, to the UPS customs brokerage portfolio in Asia to facilitate customers’ expansion opportunities.
  • Jan 7, 2015 – UPS expanded its UPS Worldwide Express Freight service in 12 new origin and nine new destination countries globally, including Indonesia, New Zealand and Vietnam in the Asia-Pacific region. This service for urgent, time-sensitive and high-value international heavyweight shipments is available in 50 origin and 51 destination countries and territories throughout the world.


  • Nov 24, 2014 – Over 2,300 UPS employees with their families and friends across China contributed 6,544 volunteer hours in the company’s 12th annual Global Volunteer Month (GVM) in October. Engaging in 130 separate activities nationwide, UPS’s volunteers exceeded their target hours by around 400 hours, with an emphasis this year on activities that affirm UPS’s commitment towards supporting sustainable communities in the long run.
  • Nov 7, 2014 – UPS announced the release of the “Made in China 2.0™” (MiC 2.0) Readiness Index. “MiC 2.0” represents a new era of innovation and collaboration for manufacturing in China. The survey results and related research have identified important traits which Chinese manufacturers exporting globally will need to adopt and the significant reforms they would need to undertake in order to retain leadership position in the manufacturing industry globally.
  • Oct 9, 2014 – For the second time this year, UPS expanded its coverage area for U.S. early morning deliveries. The company added another 766 UPS Worldwide Express Plus® postal codes in the third quarter, after adding more than 400 earlier this year, boosting its competitive advantage.
  • Sep 24, 2014 – UPS conducted the 7th annual UPS “Pain in the (Supply) Chain” survey, according to that an environment of increasing risks, complex regulations and continuing cost pressures is impeding healthcare executives across the globe and particularly in Asia from moving quickly to seize untapped industry opportunities.
  • Jun 30, 2014 – UPS announced the addition of a Full Container Load (FCL) rail solution to its China-to-Europe transportation lineup. The rail service is available on two distinct routes operating between China and European countries, Poland, and Germany. Combining the rail movement with UPS’s existing integrated freight and truck networks, the service is faster than ocean freight and enables cost savings when compared to air freight, with UPS technology providing end-to-end visibility and tracking.
  • May 22, 2014 – UPS announced the opening of its new distribution center in Beijing, adding to existing Chengdu and Shanghai facilities to reach B2B and B2C customers. The 6,500 square meters of non-bonded warehouse space located 19 kilometers from Beijing Capital International Airport serves growing demand in China, and is capable of servicing contract logistics orders with four-hour delivery within the metropolitan Beijing area and next-business-day orders for major cities throughout China.
  • April 11, 2014 - UPS celebrated the official opening of a US$200 million expansion of its European air hub facilities at Cologne/Bonn Airport in Germany that will continue to serve as Europe’s window into the world of international trade and export. The expanded air hub enhances trade links between China and Europe, supporting the growth demands of China customers.
  • March 25, 2014 – UPS announced that it was working with Potevio, a provider of new energy solutions, to conduct an electric van field test programme in Shanghai as part of its global sustainability strategy. The field test is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2014 and will last six months.


  • November 20, 2013 – UPS communicated that 1,954 employees across China volunteered their time and service during the 10th anniversary of the company’s annual Global Volunteer Month (GVM). Some of the key highlights in China during GVM include painting and cleaning up houses for the elderly, and promoting environmental sustainability through various clean-up operations in the national parks.
  • November 7, 2013 – UPS launched Asia’s first UPS Road CodeTM, a safe driving programme, in China. UPS Road CodeTM was sponsored by The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS, to raise awareness on road safety and to foster safe driving habits amongst existing and potential young drivers.
  • October 10, 2013 – UPS announced the expansion of its UPS Preferred™ Less-Than-Container Load (LCL) expedited ocean freight service by offering access between Asia to three destinations in Mexico: Monterrey, Mexico City and Guadalajara. This service expansion allows customers to better anticipate and control their inbound supply chain operations. The service is available from 27 ports across 12 Asian markets including China, to the United States, Canada, and now to Mexico.
  • September 26, 2013 – UPS and comScore Inc. released the UPS Pulse of the Online Shopper™: A Customer Experience Study for Asia and Australia. The survey contains key consumer insights into mobile trends, and critical differentiators of online shopping customer experience.
  • September 18, 2013 – UPS’s 6th annual “Pain in the (Supply) Chain” healthcare survey revealed that product protection jumped ahead of cost management as the second-top global supply chain concerns for healthcare executives globally, just behind regulatory compliance.
  • August 14, 2013 – UPS announced the expansion of its presence in China with the addition of two new contract logistics distribution facilities in Chengdu and Shanghai, bringing the total to more than 130 contract logistics facilities spanning 87 cities.
  • May 30, 2013 UPS opened its new healthcare facility in Hangzhou, a move that represents a significant expansion of its Asia healthcare distribution network. The state-of-the-art facility has industry-leading technology to maintain product safety and integrity and is designed to offer seamless, global solutions to healthcare companies looking to expand into, transport within, and export from China.
  • May 2013 – UPS has obtained the approval for additional twelve cities to operate domestic express service in china after the current seven, namely: Kunshan, Changzhou, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Dalian, Nanjing, Qingdao, Zhuhai, Foshan, Chengdu, Jiaxing, and Wuxi, making a total of nineteen cities.
  • April 12, 2013 – UPS announced shorter transit times in Chengdu, Sichuan and Zhengzhou, Henan.
  • January 8, 2013 – UPS announced a new express air freight service, UPS Worldwide Express FreightSM, for urgent, time-sensitive and high-value international heavyweight shipments. 


  • December 19, 2012 – UPS announced the completion of its 10th Global Volunteer Month in China. The month-long program focused on protecting the environment and helping the mentally disabled, orphans, elderly and the blind.
  • October 25, 2012 – UPS announced a significant expansion of its global healthcare distribution facility network in the Asia Pacific region with the opening of three new state-of-the-art facilities in Hangzhou, China, Shanghai, China, and Sydney, Australia. The new facilities bring the total number of UPS dedicated healthcare facilities around the globe to 36, encompassing more than one-half million square meters of space.
  • October 11, 2012 – UPS distributed “Pain in the (Supply) Chain” healthcare survey. Amidst the changing healthcare landscape in Asia brought by global economic challenges, increasing competition emerged as the top business concern of healthcare executives in Asia, according to the UPS 2012 “Pain in the (Supply) Chain” healthcare survey.
  • Sep 17, 2012 – UPS launched a new daily flight between Zhengzhou, the capital and largest city in China’s Henan Province, and Incheon in South Korea. Zhengzhou’s businesses will benefit from Incheon’s connectivity to the US and Europe, which are the key export markets for Zhengzhou.
  • August 14, 2012 – UPS announced it will create a new position to oversee all aspects of the supply chain and healthcare logistics product line in China. In addition to Jiang’s appointment, UPS has added additional dedicated professional resources to support supply chain and healthcare logistics solutions and implementations in China.
  • June 19, 2012 – UPS executed a commercial paper transaction denominated in the offshore Renminbi currency, creating a new financial vehicle to fund growth projects in China. The issuance known as a CNH-denominated commercial paper transaction, totaled CNH 630,000,000 and is the first by a foreign company outside the financial sector to be executed here.
  • June 7, 2012 – UPS appointed Brendan Canavan, a 31-year UPS veteran, as its new president of the UPS Asia Pacific Region with responsibility for more than 40 countries and territories throughout Asia.
  • April 23, 2012 – UPS announced two new senior appointments to oversee its business development and marketing operations in the Asia Pacific Region, naming Christopher Perkins the vice president of business development and Phillip Wu the vice president for marketing.
  • Feb 29, 2012 – UPS announced it has begun to equip its drivers in Asia and around the world with a new-generation handheld computer designed to support the business world’s demands for continuous information and total mobility. The Fifth Generation DIAD is Faster, Smaller, Lighter, More Rugged and Better Connected.


  • Dec 19, 2011 –1 1,649 UPS China employees and their family members participated in 57 volunteer activities and contributed 4,457 volunteer hours to serve the communities in which they live and work during “UPS Global Volunteer Month”, UPS made low-carbon lifestyle by “Green Travel ”and a series of activities.
  • Nov 25, 2011 –UPS has launched UPS Temperature True®, its door-to-door cold chain transportation and monitoring service in Asia and PharmaPort™ 360, a specially-designed airfreight container for healthcare cold chain transportation. The two cold chain ensure the vaccines, biologics and other temperature-sensitive healthcare shipments arrive at their destination without compromise.
  • Nov 10, 2011 –Although the pressure to reduce total supply chain costs are prevalent across the Asian region, Chinese companies ranked “higher service level” as a top supply chain priority, according to the 2011 “Change in the (Supply) Chain” survey conducted by IDC Manufacturing Insights and sponsored by UPS. A significant shift of supply sourcing to both emerging and mature Asia-Pacific countries is expected in the next three to five years.
  • Nov 8, 2011–With the deployment of, UPS Mobile expands to 35 additional countries and territories in the Europe, Asia and Americas regions. UPS customers from China also have mobile access to gain UPS service information.
  • July 25, 2011 –UPS began flights out of Chengdu, continuing its expansion in China to facilitate trade between Asia and the rest of the globe. As the first international express carrier to operate out of the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, UPS’s Chengdu gateway will boost the connectivity for western China’s business and manufacturing communities to the world.
  • June 28, 2011 – UPS and Merck announced that the companies have significantly broadened their existing distribution and logistics agreement to include aspects of Merck’s global supply chain around the world. UPS will now provide distribution, warehousing and multi-modal transportation in China.
  • May 30, 2011- More than 70 UPS employees from China and U.S. Representative John Larsen traveled to Nan Wu Shi Jia Zi (in Chinese: South Fifty Houses) Mongolian Primary school in Pingquan, Hebei Province and constructed a computer lab of approximately 100 square meters. UPS also donated 92 computers to the school to benefit the children and local community.
  • March 4, 2011 – Following the launch of UPS carbon neutral in 2010, UPS further expanded its support to sustainable development projects in China by recently supporting a landfill gas generation project in Fujian Province.
  • February 24, 2011 – UPS announced the expansion of its UPS Preferred LCL (less-than-container-load) Ocean Freight service to 10 additional Asian ports including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Ningbo, Xiamen, Taibei and Hongkong. The service provides up to 40 percent faster port-to-door delivery to the United States for LCL shipments while still delivering the economic advantages of ocean freight.


  • December 9, 2010 – In China, 1,384 UPS employees and their families volunteered 3,949 hours to participate in 53 community events in 31 cities. The volunteer hours are a remarkable increase of 24.3 percent compared to last year.
  • October 26, 2010 – UPS announced the official opening of its UPS Shared Services Centre in Hefei, Anhui Province, aimed at enhancing its operations and customer experience. The 4,456-square-metre facility is the company’s largest shared services facility in the Asia Pacific region.
  • Sept. 20, 2010 – UPS announced the results of its UPS Asia Business Monitor (UPS ABM) 2010. A main finding of the report indicated a renewed confidence in economic growth in the Asia Pacific and that most Chinese SMEs choose to conduct the majority of their business within the region.
  • Sept. 13, 2010 – UPS launched a communications program to demonstrate how it has vaulted past competitors to offer the broadest range of logistics services in the industry
  • August 9, 2010 - UPS launched UPS Import ControlSM. The new service reduces delays to the shipping process due to incorrect or incomplete customs declaration documentation, and gives importers the ability to remove the commercial invoice after customs clearance when shipping directly to end-customers. This new tool will also bring our Chinese import customers greater convenience and a better service experience.
  • July 8, 2010 - UPS introduced its carbon neutral programme in China and other countries from the Asia Pacific region. When a customer elects to neutralize their shipments, UPS will calculate the carbon impact and then purchase high-quality certified carbon offsets on the customer’s behalf.
  • May 18, 2010 – UPS officially opened its Shenzhen Asia Pacific hub at Shenzhen Baoan International Airport, aimed at accelerating the flow of customers’ packages and heavy freight throughout the Asia Pacific region.
  • May 14, 2010 – UPS and, the world’s leading small business e-commerce company announced that they will launch a global disaster relief effort. This partnership with Alibaba is designed to leverage the supplier resources of and the logistics resources of UPS to enable Chinese businesses to play an important role in global giving via delivering essential emergency supplies to disaster zones.
  • May 5, 2010 – UPS announced it has formed a strategic alliance with AliExpress, a new online whole sale marketplace launched by, the world's largest small business e-commerce company. As “preferred logistics provider", UPS provides convenient and reliable global service for the new online-wholesale platform.
  • April 21, 2010 – UPS announced in China the official launch of a downloadable desktop application that combines fun with functionality via the UPS Widget™, making it easy for customers to get automated shipment tracking alerts, send status updates to their customers and receive news via RSS in an engaging way.
  • February 8, 2010 – UPS launched its inaugural flights at the new UPS Shenzhen Asia Pacific Hub at Shenzhen Baoan International Airport. The flights mark the commencement of UPS’s intra-Asia air operations at the new hub and the transition of its intra-Asia hub operations from its former site in Clark, Philippines to Shenzhen, China.
  • January 14, 2010 - UPS announced plans to significantly increase its service parts logistics network in China by establishing 101 new field stocking locations (FSLs). The UPS FSL network expansion will cover 89 key cities across China, spanning more than 110 bonded and non-bonded FSLs.


  • December 16, 2009 – UPS signed a tripartite MOU with Shenzhen Entry-exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau (CIQ) and Shenzhen Airport Co., Ltd, on the cooperation guidelines. The MOU enables a full suite of services at UPS Shenzhen Intra Asia Hub, including preferential policies of inspection and quarantine in advance and 365 days - 24 hours service.
  • November 26, 2009 – UPS renewed its sponsorship of the China Basketball Association (CBA) League and China’s Senior Men’s National Basketball Team in Beijing to further support China basketball.
  • November 7, 2009 – UPS and Junior Achievement launched a youth innovation initiative - Innovation@Work. Through a US$ 100,000 grant and the involvement of 100 employee volunteers, UPS seeks to foster creative thinking and innovative problem-solving among China’s next generation.
  • October 19, 2009 – UPS is cooperating with 16 universities in 10 cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, to provide part-time job opportunities to students as well as offer convenient access to international express delivery service in the schools.
  • July 30, 2009 – UPS and Shenzhen customs signed an MOU to seal the terms of the partnership. The MOU enables 24/7 customs clearance at UPS Shenzhen Intra Asia Hub and express cross-border clearance at the Hong Kong/Shenzhen highway port for UPS vehicles.
  • July 10, 2009 – “Zijin Forum”, the first stop of “Growing Enterprises Summit 2009 " that is fully sponsored by UPS and jointly organized by 21st Century Business Herald and local governments, was successfully held in Nanjing. The forum aims at having an insight into the needs of SMEs, exploring the government support to enterprises, and communicating the UPS brand. The Forum Series will also be successively held in five cities including Beijing, Guangzhou, Qingdao, Hangzhou and Shenzhen.
  • Feb 12, 2009 – A UPS Express Store opened in China’s Southern city of Shenzhen. The establishment of this store represents UPS’s continual efforts to expand retail touch points in China followed by the successful operation of two UPS Express stores in Shanghai and three Staples UPS Express stores in Beijing and Shanghai. Customers can arrange for shipping at the store or call for off-site pickups.


  • Dec 9, 2008 – UPS Officially opened its international hub at Shanghai Pudong International Airport, improving access to China and speeding the movement of express packages and heavy freight around the world.
  • Nov 24, 2008 – UPS announced it has been named as the Official Logistics and Express Sponsor of the European Tour, one of the world’s most prestigious professional golf tours. In addition to providing critical transportation and logistical support for the Tour, UPS will also sponsor six events each year across Asia and Europe including events in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Shanghai.
  • Oct 24, 2008 – UPS broke ground to begin construction of its intra-Asia hub at Shenzhen International Airport in China.
  • Oct 2008 – The UPS Global Volunteer Week (GVW), which has been conducted for 5 successive years, was officially renamed the UPS Global Volunteer Month (GVM). UPS China volunteers have contributed 4,111 hours in China, and to date, UPS China employees have contributed more than 10,000 hours in total for volunteer work.
  • Sep 2008 – UPS has satisfied its commitments to BOCOG as the Official Logistics and Express Delivery Sponsor of the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games, successfully delivering a total of over 19 million items, the volume of which roughly equals to 150% of the size of the cavernous Water Cube. All shipments were delivered with a zero accident rate.
  • Jul 10, 2008 - Staples and UPS launched a co-branded store in Shanghai CBD. This is a result of the continued cooperation between the two companies following the successful opening of the first two Staples UPS Express outlets in Beijing in 2007.
  • Jul 2008 - UPS made a USD100,000 donation to the China Administration of Sports for Persons with Disabilities (CASPD) in support of the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. The donation included two guide dogs which will facilitate athletic training and offer daily support for vision-impaired athletes, and an ambulance to provide immediate quality care for the athletes.
  • Jun 2008 - UPS kicked off its integrated brand campaign promoting UPS’s unique service capabilities and close cooperation with BOCOG. The campaign includes online video competition and serial advertisements aired on TV, radio, newspapers, and magazines. The road show is also presented in the core business district of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
  • Jun 2008 - UPS contributed more than RMB 7 million (USD1 million) in cash and in-kind support to the earthquake relief efforts in China through its charitable arm- UPS Foundation including a cash donation of 3.5 million RMB (USD500,000) to the American Red Cross and an additional 3.5 million RMB (USD500,000) for in-kind support to aid the delivery of relief supplies, which include a UPS plane containing tents, cots and surgical gloves arrived at Chengdu from the U.S.. Additionally, UPS assigned 14 trucks to transport over 150 tons of relief materials to Chengdu, Guangyuan and Tianshui.
  • May 21, 2008 - UPS announced that its intra-Asia hub will be moved to Shenzhen by 2010. The repositioning will slash at least a day off shipment times-in-transit for Asian customers while offering a new level of service to the manufacturing region located just north of Shenzhen. The new hub represents an estimated investment of US$180 million.
  • May 2008 - UPS has added 10 wholly-owned operations in mostly tier 2 and tier 3 cities. They are Huizhou, Zhuhai, Jiaxing, Quanzhou, Nantong, Wuhan, Shaoxing, Weihai, Jiangmen, and Yantai.
  • May 2008 - After introducing B747-400 flight operations to Shanghai in February 2008, UPS continues to upsize some of its current aircrafts to B767 & B747-400 on flights to Nagoya, Incheon and Anchorage, thus further increasing air load capacity for China.
  • Mar 5, 2008 – The first batch of UPS China IV vehicles has been officially launched in Beijing. By June 2008, a total of 104 such vehicles will hit the streets of Beijing to fully support the logistics and express delivery services that UPS is providing to the Beijing Olympics.
  • Jan 17, 2008 – UPS and the China Volleyball Association (CVA) donated the outdoor multi-function sports facility to Zhishan Zhongxin Primary School in Zhangzhou of Fujian. Now, students at the Zhi Shan Zhong Xin Primary School will have access to the same advanced sporting facilities as students in any large Chinese or international cities.
  • Jan 14, 2008 – UPS announced that it has become the Official Partner and Official Logistics and Express Service Sponsor of the CBA League and the China Men's National Basketball Team. UPS also will act as Official Logistics and Express Service Supplier for the CBA League and Team China, as well as implementing a series of marketing initiatives to leverage the sponsorship.


  • Dec 7, 2007 – UPS held its first fashion show in Asia, in Shanghai, China. UPStyle: Silk Road Edition, Shanghai 2007, featured the works of renowned local designer Mary Ma. The designs were modeled by Olympians and athletes including Head Coach of China Women’s Volleyball national team Chen Zhonghe, star player Zhao Ruirui and Olympic legend and middle and long-distance champion Wang Junxia.
  • Nov 27, 2007 - UPS Capital announced its partnership with Chinese banking giants Shenzhen Development Bank(SDB), Shanghai Pudong Development Bank(SPDB) and China Merchants Bank(CMB) to introduce a “Global Supply Chain Finance Program” to Chinese businesses. The partnership, the first of its kind in China, will provide financial and risk mitigation tools at varying points within the supply chain for Chinese small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large enterprises.
  • Oct 26, 2007 – Staples and UPS announced a joint venture to launch a new co-branded Staples UPS Express store in China. The first two Beijing stores are located in the key business districts of CBD SOHO Shangdu and the Central Financial District in the Beijing city. The stores will bring core office supplies, document processing services, international package shipping, and packaging and labeling services for Chinese businesses and consumers.
  • Aug 9, 2007 – UPS conducted a formal groundbreaking ceremony for UPS International Air Hub at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai.
  • Aug 8, 2007 – IOC Olympic Treasure Exhibition China Tour closed in Beijing. This tour was co-organized by IOC, COC & BOCOG, sponsored by UPS, and first launched on Aug. 8, 2007, the date for one-year countdown.
  • Jun 25, 2007 – UPS opened the Olympics Logistics Centre (OLC), the first operational facility of the 2008 Beijing Games, operated and managed by UPS on behalf of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG).
  • Apr 12, 2007 – UPS and the Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA) formally signed an agreement for the construction of the UPS International Air Hub at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. The facility is scheduled to begin operations in 2008.
  • Mar 14, 2007 - UPS and the Chinese Volleyball Association (CVA) made a donation to the Zhi Shan Zhongxin school of Zhangzhou city in Fujian province – the school where the Women’s National Volleyball Team in last spring 2006.
  • Jan 1, 2007 - UPS introduced three daily time-definite delivery options. The new UPS services provides expanded options for trading lanes between the United States and Asia, Europe and the Americas, giving businesses three time-of-day delivery options in 30 of the world’s most active trading markets.


  • Nov 1, 2006 – UPS was honored by the Corporate Research Foundation (CRF) as one of the top employers for 2007 in the Shanghai Region. CRF, an international publishing company, is based in the Netherlands and has conducted research on commercial standards in eight countries and on three continents.
  • Oct 2006 – UPS secured sponsorship with the Olympic champion Chinese Women’s National Volleyball Team and became the official partner of the China Volleyball Association (CVA).
  • Oct 14-22, 2006 – UPS launched its forth Global Volunteer Week (GVW) campaign, contributed over 100,000 hours to over 50 countries and regions. In China the same week, UPS China employees have contributed 1,800 hours in 9 cities in China.
  • Sep 2006 – The fourth generation Delivery Information Acquisition Device (DIAD IV) was introduced to several cities in China. The new system provides reliable and personalised services to customers, as the wireless network allows UPS employees to effortlessly access updated parcel delivery information.
  • Aug 2006 – The UPS Foundation partnered with a Chinese Non Profit Organisation (NPO), Capacity Building and Assessment Center (CBAC), to offer a three days “NPO Basics” course to 99 employees from 56 NPOs in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Shanghai. This initiative is part of the UPS Foundation’s ongoing efforts to enable NPOs to more effectively serve communities around the world.
  • Aug 2006 - UPS opened two UPS Express stores in Shanghai, China, marking the opening of the first UPS retail outlets in China. They provide customers of the two major shopping centers in Shanghai with convenient, international UPS freight services and a variety of personalised value-added services.
  • Jun 6, 2006 - UPS and the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games (BOCOG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which outlines the logistics and express delivery service UPS will provide for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
  • Apr 2006 - UPS added three new flights connecting the U.S. to Shanghai, bringing the total number of flights to nine per week. The addition expands the existing air network and is another step towards the construction of an international hub in Shanghai. In addition, UPS will fly between Qingdao and Incheon, Korea six times per week and between Shanghai and Cologne, Germany five times per week.


  • Nov 29, 2005 - UPS China was honored by Asia Pacific Human Resource Research Association and Smart Fortune Magazine as one of the “100 Best Employers” in China’s transportation industry.
  • Jul 27, 2005 – The Beijing Organising Committee for the 29th Olympic Games (BOCOG) announced that UPS was selected as the official logistics and express delivery sponsor for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
  • Jul 25, 2005 – UPS launched a direct flight to Qingdao, becoming the first U.S. company to conduct express delivery and freight services in Qingdao.
  • Jul 10, 2005 - UPS began a direct service between Shanghai and Japan, which flies from Shanghai to Osaka to Anchorage five times per week. There will also be a flight from Shanghai to Tokyo six times per week.
  • Jul 7, 2005 - UPS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Shanghai Airport Group, which will lead to the establishment of the UPS International Air Hub at Pudong International Airport in 2007.
  • Jul 7, 2005- UPS introduced domestic express services in China, which will be offered to selected customers on a contractual basis.
  • Jul 1, 2005 - UPS officially took direct control of its international express operations from its previous partner Sinotrans in Shenyang, Dalian, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Chengdu and Fuzhou.
  • Jun 1, 2005 - UPS officially took direct control of its international express operations from its partner Sinotrans in Xiamen.
  • Apr 6, 2005 - UPS officially began the first six weekly, direct freight flights between Guangzhou and Anchorage, U.S., which greatly reduced the package delivery time between Guangzhou and the U.S.
  • Feb 1, 2005 - UPS officially took direct control of its international express operations from its partner Sinotrans in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin and Qingdao.


  • Dec 2004 - UPS began to take direct control of its international express operations in China’s 23 cities, becoming the first independent international express operator in China.
  • UPS began the first of 12 new flights to China with MD-11 service to Shanghai.
  • UPS introduced UPS CampusShipTM, offering customers the advantages of web-based shipping solutions.


  • UPS announced the opening of representative offices in Hangzhou, Nanjing, Zhongshan, Suzhou, Shenyang and Dalian.
  • UPS launched UPS WorldEaseSM, a centralised customs clearance service which enables the grouping of many packages being delivered to a particular country or region. This allowed for centralised and more efficient customs clearance.
  • UPS and Yangtze River Express Airlines Co. Ltd. announced an agreement for the latter to provide domestic air cargo services on behalf of UPS, linking UPS’s gateway at Pudong, Shanghai to four major cities in China: Beijing, Xiamen, Guangzhou, and Qingdao in China.


  • UPS announced the opening of representative offices in Tianjin, Dongguan, Xiamen, Qingdao, and Shenzhen.
  • UPS launched SMS Tracking services.


  • UPS installed DWS estimation system in China, which automatically estimates the volume weight and actual weight of each package and then provides a delivery cost estimate. This allows for increased efficiency in the whole package operation process by reducing human error. UPS launched global express and priority services in China.
  • UPS announced to introduction the UPS Signature TrackingTM system to Australia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Singapore, making UPS the first express company in Asia to provide customers with safe, detailed, and online package tracking services.
  • UPS began to employ the second generation DIADII, a portable computer network that enables service providers to store and send package delivery information to facilitate more reliable and convenient customer service.
  • UPS initiated direct flights to China, creating a bridge for air cargo services between the U.S. and China. This new measure enhances UPS’s shipment capacity globally and shortens cargo transfer time, bringing practical advantages to the customers.
  • UPS opened direct flights between China and the U.S. six times per week.


  • UPS transported two pandas from Beijing to the Atlanta zoo by using a customised Boeing 767 as the “Panda Express”.
  • UPS China delivered to the Chinese Olympic Committee the official letter of invitation issued by the International Olympic Committee for inviting Chinese athletes to take part in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
  • UPS announced a cooperation agreement with Chinese partner Sinotrans to expand the UPS brand and services to 21 cities in China. The agreement includes some additional investments involving training and management communication as adopted for developing business and increasing UPS brand recognition.


  • May 1996 -UPS and Sinotrans Group co-founded a joint venture in Beijing, UPS’s first joint venture in China.


  • UPS, after being authorised by the Beijing Customs, started to use Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) clearance system in Beijing to provide customers with clearance services for imported air cargos.


  • UPS announced the opening of representative offices in China’s three major gateways – Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai.


  • Establishment of UPS operations in the China market by signing a cooperation agreement with Sinotrans Group, a company which had over forty years of experience in transportation

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