UPS opens new hub in Shanghai

UPS opened a US$125 million hub in Shanghai in early December with the facility located at Pudong International Airport, with promises of improving delivery times for customers in eastern China by a full day. The US-based express logistics company described the facility as the “key gateway linking China to UPS’ global network”. The facility features […]


UPS opened a US$125 million hub in Shanghai in early December with the facility located at Pudong International Airport, with promises of improving delivery times for customers in eastern China by a full day. The US-based express logistics company described the facility as the “key gateway linking China to UPS’ global network”.

The facility features the largest on-site 24/7 customs inspection area in Shanghai and was built to a unique design that facilitates 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.”

Wu Nianzu, Chairman of Shanghai Airport Authority, said: “As the world’s third largest airport by cargo tonnage, and with annual growth of 11.5 per cent, Shanghai Pudong International Airport offers a well-established air network that connects 179 international and domestic cities. The opening of the UPS hub, the first foreign-run hub in the West Cargo Handling Area, further accelerates the implementation of the national Shanghai Aviation Hub Strategy, strengthens the position of the airport and boosts the economic development in Shanghai, the Yangtze River Delta and China.”