Package delivery company UPS has launched a new ocean freight service, Preferred LCL Ocean Freight service, which combines its North American ground network with containerized ocean services to provide container freight station (CFS) to door delivery from Japan to the United States in as little as 11-to-18 days, depending upon the destination.
After arriving at a West Coast port, preferred LCL ocean shipments will move to a trucking network operated by UPS to support air freight. In the case of East Coast destinations in the U.S., the preferred service will cut up to 5-to-6 days of transit time off the current standard service.
UPS’s Preferred LCL Ocean Freight service gives businesses full shipment visibility via technology solutions such as Quantum View Manage or Flex Global View. UPS uses advanced handheld scanners and information management systems to capture and transmit pick-up and delivery information not typically available for ocean shipments.
Features of the Preferred LCL service include:
● Published CFS to door delivery transit times
● Day-definite delivery commitments
● Expedited inland transportation
● Simplified per kilo pricing and invoicing
● Dedicated operational and bilingual customer support
● Advanced technology tools for shipment visibility.
The new UPS service now is available between Japan and the U.S. and will be extended to include additional countries in Asia over the next six months.