UPS completes Asia air-lane enhancements, launches Guam services
UPS will launch services from Hong Kong to Guam using B747-400 freighters in June. The new services come as the integrator is marking the one-year anniversary of its Schenzhen air hub. Since UPS opened the $180 million hub in May 2010, the company has improved transit times and lengthened cut-off times on more than 100 intra-Asian trade lanes, including routes between Asia and South Korea and India.
The Shenzhen hub, which is located at Shenzhen Baoan International Airport in the Pearl River Delta, spans nearly 1 million square feet. Company spokesmen said 18,000 pieces per hour are currently processed at the facility, but that with expansion, the number can be increased to 36,000 pieces per hour.
"The Shenzhen Asia Pacific hub has enabled us to strengthen our entire intra-Asia network," UPS' Derek Woodward said in a statement. "Since we relocated our intra-Asia hub to Shenzhen, we have operated more than 5,000 flights to and from this hub. We also have added significant capacity and service improvements to meet the growing needs of businesses to move intra-Asia express and freight volume."