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UPS Grows in Latin America

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UPS boosts its market share in Latin America, helped by growing economies and increased trade.

BY JOACHIM BAMRUD

From his corner office at a section of Miami International Airport, Stephen Flowers can see UPS planes landing and leaving throughout the day. All in all some 100 Boeing 757s or 767s fly between Miami and Latin America every day. They fly everything from fish and flowers to computers and incoming flights see cargo re-distributed throughout the United States thanks to UPSs extensive network.  

"We see Latin America as a key market for us," says Flowers, the president of UPS Americas.

UPS does not reveal Latin America-specific figures, but the company is growing its marketshare in the region, according to John Price, president of InfoAmericas, a U.S.-based consultancy that has worked with all the top logistics companies. Although UPS is the top package-delivery company worldwide, it battles with TNT for the third place in Latin America, where DHL and FedEx are the regional market leaders, according to Price.

"UPS tends to focus on large customers with heavy transport needs and...

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