UPS boosts Japan connectivity

UPS 767F. Photo: Boeing

UPS will be the first global logistics service provider to introduce weekly flights between Kitakyushu and Osaka in February 2023.

“Customers in Japan can take advantage of greater flight frequency and air cargo capacity to capture global trade opportunities,” said UPS on LinkedIn.

According to LOGI-BIZ, Tetsuo Nishihara, president of UPS Japan, said: “The launch of this service is part of our efforts to strengthen our services throughout Japan. Especially in Kyushu, we are responding to the growing demand for international transportation centred on e-commerce and semiconductor-related companies.

“With rising business costs and economic uncertainty impacting global value chains, our suite of customs clearance and supply chain management solutions will help businesses of all sizes in the Kyushu region improve their trading operations efficiency. It will play an important role in promoting innovation and enhancing competitiveness.”

Air Cargo News has requested more details from UPS about the service.

The cargo carrier added a Osaka-Kansai route in 2021.

UPS has also made investments elsewhere in Asia this year.

The express giant expanded its “Premier” service for time- and temperature-sensitive shipments to Thailand and Singapore.

IATA World Air Transport Statistics (WATS) data shows UPS saw growth of 8.1% to 15.5bn CTK in 2021, but the express operator saw slower growth than in previous years.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]