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April 13, 2017 2:00 PM, EDT
UPS Expands Shipping of Dangerous Goods by Air and Ground
Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. expanded its dangerous goods shipping program by adding more than 400 commodities that can be accepted in its global air network and more than 300 products across its ground network in Europe.

The Atlanta-based delivery company also increased the allowable quantity of select dangerous goods accepted for shipment.

There is a growing demand from businesses in a variety of industries to ship products that are classified as dangerous goods, according to Atlanta-based UPS. For example, health care companies need to transport chemicals to clean laboratory equipment. Industrial manufacturing companies transport items including paint, compressed gases, adhesives and batteries.

UPS now can help these businesses ship among 36 countries, including locations in Asia, Europe and North America, the company said.

“UPS helps companies meet strict and often complex requirements when shipping dangerous goods,” Chief Marketing Officer Teresa Finley said. “Now we can meet our customers' expanded needs for a one-stop solution to ship both conventional and dangerous goods.”

UPS ranks No. 1 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest U.S. and Canadian for-hire carriers.