Every day, thousands of packages are transported across towns, countries, and entire continents. What does it really take to send a box from Switzerland to South Africa on time? In addition to a global network of delivery people, you need the power of logistics to bring air, ground, and water transport in sync with the latest high tech solutions for tracking and receiving. Here's a snapshot of how the global reach of UPS logistics facilitates package delivery to just about every destination, every day.
A day in the life of the UPS fleet
- 15.6 million packages & documents delivered every day.
- 218 jets in service. 942 domestic and 815 international flight segments per day.
- 92.734 delivery cars, vans, tractors & motorcycles. 1.928 alternative fuel vehicles.
- 26.2 million tracking requests per day.
- 27.280 freight tractors & trailers.
UPS worldport by the numbers
- UPS worldport is located in Louisville, Kentucky. Worldport recently has undergone a billion dollar upgrade, and it is now one of the most advanced distribution hubs in the world.
- As the Headquarters for the air fleet, the hub has 70 plane docks and turns over 130 aircraft daily. Sorts 416.000 pkgs per hour, or about 115 pkgs per second.
- 1.5 million packages processed on an average day.
- Has 155 miles of conveyor belts.
- Worldport measures 5.200.000 sq. ft or about 90 football fields
Airports and hubs worldwide
- Europe: Cologne/Bonn Germany. Covers 60 countries and territories.
- Asia Pacific: Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong China. Cover 40 countries and territories.
- UPS employs over 400.000 people worldwide.
- Countries and territories covered 220.
Predicting mother future
- A team of 4 meteorologists follow the atmospheric conditions 24 hours a day.
- To insure on time delivery, they work with the National Weather Center to forecast weather along routes and will re-route or switch modes of transportation to avoid bad weather.
- UPS planes are equipped with sensors for real-time weather data retrieval.
- Use on-site model of an airplane wing to predict icing and frost conditions in the air
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GOOD AND KIKI KARPUS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UPS
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