SHANGHAI, China–UPS has a new hub in service in Shanghai, china, with aim to improving access to China and speeding the movement of express packages and heavy freight around the world.
The facility is located at the Pudong International Airport, right in the heart of the Yangtze River Delta area, becoming the key gateway linking China to UPS’s global network, UPS said in a release.
On-site is a 24/7 customs inspection area to facilitate rapid handling of express packages in addition to heavy freight.
“Everything about this facility was built for speed and reliability,” said Dan Brutto, president of UPS International.
“Linked now to our vast integrated transportation network, it opens wider the doors of commerce with China. We believe Shanghai will become an even more attractive business location because our customers will recognize the importance of a
world-class UPS facility that provides rapid access to the world.”
The hub features 117 conveyor belts and 47 docking bays and has a package sorting capacity of 17,000 pieces per hour. It also is designed, however, for simultaneous rapid processing of heavy freight, recognizing the different types of business done by importers and exporters in China.
UPS has also collaborated with Shanghai Customs to deploy an industry-first customs risk management system at the facility.
Another feature is the “Shipper Build Area” at the General Cargo Handling Area, which allows customers to perform on-site packaging before goods are loaded on the aircraft. This eliminates the current industry practice of processing goods at a separate facility.
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