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 Upgrades Delivery Times For Letters and Documents From 21 Major U.S.
 Cities To Key World Business Centers
 ATLANTA, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- United Parcel Service (UPS) announced it now delivers letters and documents overnight from more cities in the U.S. to more destinations combined in Europe, Asia, Canada and Latin America than any other major carrier. As of today, the company is upgrading its Worldwide Express service for shipments from 21 key U.S. cities to major international business centers.
 "We studied our delivery infrastructure to see where we could enhance our existing service to provide faster delivery and more options for our customers," said John Alden, senior vice president of business development. "As a result, we improved delivery times in more than 800 major trading lanes worldwide."
 About 85 percent of all worldwide letter and document volume travels on lanes in 64 city pairings. New York, London and Tokyo are the top business centers for document movement.
 The company's strategic focus for Worldwide Express documents is aimed toward service industries with a high concentration of paper movement, such as publishing, marketing, legal, financial and architecture.
 "Although multi-national companies are becoming technologically networked, there is a growing need for overnight delivery of critical letters, inter-office correspondence and documents," Alden said. "Hard- copy documents with original signatures are often still required, particularly for these business services."
 Transit times for U.S.-bound Worldwide Express deliveries from major cities around the world also match competitive service offerings. Customers who have their letters and documents picked up by mid-afternoon (in 10 European cities, and major business centers in Asia Pacific and Latin America) will benefit from UPS' commitment to deliver to U.S. designations by 10:30 a.m. the following business day. For Europe, pickups made later in the day will arrive in cities in the U.S. by the end of the following business day.
 U.S. customers can call the toll-free telephone number 1-800-Pick-UPS for next business day delivery of letters and documents to global business centers. UPS Worldwide Express offers competitively priced overnight service and allows customers to send as many documents as the "letter" envelope holds with no weight limit.
 Today, through its international acquisitions and investment in new technologies, UPS provides delivery of letters and packages to more than 185 countries and territories. With $16.5 billion in revenues and delivery of 2.94 billion packages in 1992, UPS is the world's largest package distribution company.
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