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UPS Freight will offer door-to-door service to and from Mexico, incorporating UPS's customs-brokerage capabilities and single invoicing for all services between the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The change means that customers on both sides of the border will experience faster transit times, UPS said. Freight moving to and from Mexico will be expedited over five border crossings, including Otay Mesa, Calif.-Mexicali; Nogales, Ariz., and three locations in Texas: Brownsville/McAllen-Matamoros, El Paso-Ciudad Juarez and Laredo-Nuevo Laredo. UPS Freight already operates more than 200 service centers in the U.S. and Canada, and will rely on more than 40 in Mexico. UPS technology provides visibility for shipments entering Mexico, enabling the identification of goods as soon as they enter the UPS network. UPS Customs Brokerage prepares shipment classification, inspections, customs documentation preparation and collection of applicable duties and fees. Single invoicing will automatically apply when UPS Freight provides full door-to-door service, including customs brokerage. Truckload services are available over both borders, with UPS Freight providing dedicated carrier, dry-van equipment and container-on-flatcar services for long-haul intermodal movements. UPS Freight has also announced enhancements to its network in Canada. The next-day service belt around Toronto is being widened to include northern Ohio, northern Indiana and Michigan, while two-day service will be extended to and from Toronto as far as Georgia. Transit times to and from the West will be shortened to points as far as California.
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