UPS announced Monday the grand opening of its second largest ground package processing facility in the United States and fourth largest package operation in its worldwide network.
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The new Atlanta sortation and delivery center is part of an expanded network of regional hubs designed to improve efficiency, service levels and reliability.
At this hub, UPS will process approximately 100,000 parcels per hour via a highly orchestrated series of conveyors, chutes, belts and ramps, into waiting trailers for transfer to another UPS location, or into package delivery vehicles bound for area businesses and residents.
“UPS is installing high-tech systems that make our network more flexible, more resilient, and more anticipatory. Atlanta is home to the largest of a new class of sortation centers, or super hubs, which enable us to optimize how we move shipments through a precisely managed network of more than 1,000 small package operating facilities in the United States.”
George Willis, President of U.S. Operations for UPS
Integrated Global Smart Logistics Network
The new high-speed processing facilities reduce time-in-transit and enhance flexibility within the company’s efficient hub-and-spoke network.
Other highly automated UPS primary hubs include the Worldport air cargo facility in Louisville, Ky. and the Chicago Area Consolidation Hub (CACH) ground facility for truck and railway cargo.
The company is adding more than 350,000 pieces per hour of additional sortation capacity in the United States before the 2018 holiday season.
The new UPS Atlanta regional hub primarily serves the southeastern United States.
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