Global transportation company UPS now connects India directly to Europe as it starts its very first cologne-Delhi-cologne cargo flights that will operate five days a week. With the commencement of this flight UPS customers connect to North and Latin American markets and the company doubles its previous capacity to and from India for small and medium-sized business customers looking to grow their revenue base.
Amid the disruptions caused by the pandemic, customers have been diversifying their supply chains from the usually reliable and cost-effective cargo space- belly of passenger aircraft. Now, buoyed by market demand and with an eye on business continuity, Indian entrepreneurs are looking for reliable alternatives to import and export products.
“When business demand is increasing and volumes globally are being challenged, what you need is a smart logistics network that can respond to what customers are asking for, in an altered business environment. The agility to connect major economies to India via a direct flight for exports and imports is an example of UPS’s better not bigger strategy and will provide reliability and expanded capacity to UPS’s customers,”Rachid Fergati, Managing Director Middle East, Central Asia, and Indian subcontinent for UPS.
“India is an integral part of our international growth strategy. It’s why we opened a dedicated express terminal at the Delhi airport last year. The past months have been an inflection point for international supply chains. But we were ready. We’ve been in business for more than a century, far longer than any of our competitors. If there’s one thing we know how to do, it’s how to turn challenges into opportunities.”Deepak Shrivastava, country manager for UPS Express India.
The direct flight between India and Europe will keep supply chains moving, provide better connectivity, and increase predictability for UPS customers.