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Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (Ultrapar) is one of the leading downstream company in Brazil. The company involves in the distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG); providing integrated logistics solutions through bulk storage facilities; and production of chemicals. Through its subsidiaries, the company operates in four sectors, namely, LPG distribution through Ultragaz; fuel distribution through Ipiranga; chemicals through Oxiteno; and logistics for liquid bulk through Ultracargo. Ultrapar has presence in the entire Brazilian territory and through its subsidiaries; it operates in Mexico, Venezuela, Belgium, Argentina and in the US. The company is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The key business strategies of the company include main focus on strengthening its market presence by growing its business. This is indicated by the the acquisitions of Ipiranga, Uniao Terminais and Texaco. The company constantly analyzes the acquisition opportunities in the segments in which it operates, which adds value to the company. It also aims in maintaining strong relationship with dealers by implementing its differentiated incentive programs in Ultragaz and Ipiranga. Company Data Union Pacific Corporation Union Pacific Corporation (UPC) is a transportation company, primarily carries out the surface freight transportation. It principally operates its business through its subsidiary Union Pacific Railroad Company (UPRR) that covers around 23 states within the US. It offers a complete range of transportation services along all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways. UPPR specializes in transporting industrial products along with automotive, chemicals, coal, and agricultural products. UPC’s Freight Traffic is the premium business of the company which operates through six divisions including agricultural, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products and intermodal. UPC is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, the US. Company Data United Continental Holdings, Inc. United Continental Holdings, Inc. (UCH) is a holding company that provides air transportation services worldwide through its two subsidiaries: United Airlines, Inc. (United) and Continental Airlines, Inc. (Continental). United and Continental provides air passenger and cargo transportation services through their mainline operations, which utilize full-sized jet aircraft; and regional operations, which utilize smaller aircraft that are operated under contract by United Express, Continental Express and Continental Connection carriers. In addition, UCH offers shipping services with time-sensitive shipments, small packages and heavy freight across the globe. It also offers global maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) ground handling and flight training services. It provides non-stop airline services to Hong Kong, Osaka, Beijing, Nagoya, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Sydney. UCH is headquartered in Illinois, the US. Company Data United Parcel Service, Inc. United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) is a provider of logistics and supply chain solutions. The company provides logistics, distribution, transportation and freight services through air, sea, ground and rail. It also provides freight forwarding, international trade management, customs brokerage, financing and specialty services through a fleet of around 101,000 vehicles. Furthermore, UPS offers value added services such as the UPS stores, mail boxes, customer centers, and drop boxes. The company operates through 800 logistics facilities located in over 120 countries. As of December 31, 2011, it delivered an average 15.80 million pieces per day worldwide and a total of 4.01 billion packages in over 220 countries. UPS is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the US. Company Data United States Postal Service United States Postal Service (USPS) provides a wide range of postal services across the US. The company delivers a wide spectrum of mail services to over 149 million residences, businesses and post office boxes. The company sells its mailing and shipping services through about 32,000 post offices, stations, branches, contract postal units, its website www.usps.com and a large network of consignees. It also has a strong service foot print across American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Palau, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the US Virgin Islands. USPS is headquartered in Washington, US. The business strategy of USPS is to strengthen the business-to-customer channel by introducing new service platforms, and create and implement Every Door Direct Mail system. The company also aims to improve customer experience by undertaking customer experience measurement program. Company Data US Airways Group, Inc. US Airways Group, Inc (US Airways Group) is a group holding company principally operating as an airline service provider comprising US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express. US Airways operates as the fifth largest airline service provider in the US providing scheduled passenger and cargo services in major networks. It operates a fleet of 340 mainline aircrafts and is supported by our regional airline subsidiaries such as Piedmont Airlines, Inc., PSA Airlines, Inc., Material Services Company, Inc. and Airways Assurance Limited; and affiliates operating as US Airways Express under capacity purchase agreements. The company has its geographical presence in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America, and the US. US Airways Group is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the US. Company Data UTi Worldwide Inc. UTi Worldwide Inc. (Uti) is a non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions provider. The company operates through a network of offices and contract logistics centers to offer its services worldwide. The service portfolio of the company include contract logistics, air and ocean freight forwarding, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload brokerage and other supply chain management services such as consulting, coordinating purchase orders, and related customer specific management services. UTi conducts direct business operations in over 59 countries and it also manages third party agents in various ciuntries across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Americas and Asia Pacific. UTi operates through two segments, Freight Forwarding, and Contract Logistics and Distribution. UTi is headquartered in Long Beach, California, the US. Company Data
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