United Parcel Service (UPS) Worldport

By Jim Pettinger
Your valuable air parcel is picked up by UPS in Bellingham at about 4:00 PM (PT). Less than 24 hours later it is hand-delivered to your customer in Miami or London or Singapore. What happens in between? You would be amazed.
UPS_logoWe recently visited Louisville KY to tour UPS Worldport, the largest automated package handling facility in the world, and the center point of UPS’s worldwide air network. More than 300 flights arrive and depart daily, and the hub processes roughly two million packages a day, increasing to more than four million during the December peak holiday shipping season. Although the 5.2M sq. ft. facility is uber impressive, even more impressive is UPS’s commitment (and attitude) toward contingency planning. This includes continuous weather monitoring, standby aircraft and crew to replace a disabled plane, standby trucking to pull air parcels from socked-in airports to alternative sites, and immediate hand-relabeling of parcels unable to be recognized by the automated system. For more information search “UPS Worldport” on YouTube.
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