UPS consolidates Activities in Yemen [Archives:2000/24/Business & Economy]

June 12 2000

Official inauguration of UPS company for worldwide express service took place on Sunday 11 June 2000 in presence of vice-president Abd Rabu Mansoor Hadi. The company offers its service in Yemen for the first time covering Middle East, Europe and Asia. After the opening the vice president toured the company’s branch, acquainting himself with its equipment and welcomed such investments in Yemen. UPS company started its service in Yemen in 1998 in coordination with its partner Al-Shamis Co. for Tourism and Travel. Mr. Kevin Preston, the UPS regional Director for the Middle East is confident that offering the worldwide express service from Yemen will strengthen business further. “The UPS brand is recognized as a symbol of a quality and global service by shippers around the world. Linking Yemen to UPS’ global infrastructure and network further demonstrates our commitment to the region and our determination to further the growth of our business.” UPS’ office in Sana’a can provide express pick up and delivery services to the whole of Yemen. From Yemen, UPS provides a next day service to the GCC, with a two-day service to London and a three-day service to the rest of Europe and the USA. Mohammed Al-Jamal Country Manager of UPS Yemen welcomes the new service agreement. ” We have worked with UPS for two years and know the size and strength of its global network. I am confident that when people here in Yemen also realize the expertise and resources UPS has, they will want to ship with us.” UPS is the world’s largest express carrier and largest package Delivery Company, serving more than 200 countries and territories around the world. The company recently reported record results for the first quarter of 2000 with a 23% gain in international export package volume pacing strong growth across all segments. Net income jumped 63%. It was cited during the quarter for the 17th consecutive year as ” America’s Most Admired” transportation company in a Fortune magazine survey. Headquarters in Atlanta, Ga; the company resides on the Web at http://www.UPS. Com. The company had then given a lunch party attended by a large number of Yemeni and foreign businessmen and diplomats.
By: Yaser M. Ahmad