UPS expands technology in Latin America, Caribbean

Published by Business First

Announced Tuesday it will implement web-based shipping applications and technology tools for customers in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The tools are supposed to streamline the preparation, management and tracking of small package and freight shipments to destinations worldwide, according to a news release from the company.

Argentina, Bahamas, Bermuda, Bolivia, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, U.S. Virgin Islands and Venezuela are among the countries that are expected to benefit from the upgrades.

“Our investment in technology aims to better satisfy the needs of our customers, regardless if they ship a letter or high-tech components, subassemblies or finished goods,” , president of Latin American operations and public affairs for UPS Americas, said in the release.

The new tech tools include:

  • UPS Internet Shipping — An application that creates shipments through;
  • UPS CampusShip — A web-based product that allows companies with widespread facilities and decentralized work forces to process and ship packages from their computer desktops;
  • UPS Quantum View Manage — A web-based application that provides customers with package status information in an easy-to-use format without the need for tracking numbers; and
  • UPS API kits — Applications Programming Interfaces that allow businesses to integrate UPS technology into their existing Web sites.

Atlanta-based UPS (NYSE: UPS) bases its UPS Airlines division in Louisville, where it operates its largest air sorting hub.