UPS & SF Holding Joint Venture Receives Regulatory Approval In China

UPS & SF Holding Joint Venture Receives Regulatory Approval In China
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Singapore: UPS and SF Holding, the parent company of SF Express, has announced the approval of their planned joint venture by China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM). The JV enables UPS and SF to collaborate on development and provision of international delivery services from, initially, China to the US and, in the future, to other trade lanes. The JV approval is a positive development for international trade and allows the two leading companies to leverage their complementary networks, service portfolios, technologies and logistics expertise.

The newly approved joint venture is a continuation of UPS and SF’s collaboration that began in 2015 when UPS Worldwide Express service was made available at SF’s Heike retail stores in Shanghai and Shenzhen.


The alignment of UPS’ and SF’s transportation networks provide customers with greater coverage, additional routing options, increased capacity, and more choice in transit times and service options.

With the joint venture approved, customers seeking an economical solution for less urgent shipments can opt for Global Reach Plus, the new joint venture deferred express product that features the full visibility and reliability of a premium express service. Customers are expected to gain:

  • Time-in-Transit Reliability with 5-7 business days deliveries jointly powered by UPS & SF’s combined networks.
  • End-to-End Visibility: Visibility from door-to-door using SF’s tracking tool, integrated with UPS’s industry-leading technologies.
  • Single Point of Contact for customer service via SF; shipment pick-up by SF at the origin & delivery by UPS at the destination.
  • Flexibility: Late order cut-off time for shipment pick-ups, and multiple delivery options including the use of UPS My Choice and UPS Access Point network.

The joint venture supports these highly competitive joint service offerings on the China-to-US lane, with planned expansion to markets in the rest of the world. Both companies can now utilise their own assets to boost operational effectiveness and efficiency for businesses while aligning business processes in order to provide seamless customer care for all parties shipping out of China.




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