UPS opens new intra-Asia hub at Shenzhen
UPS launched its inaugural flight at ShenzhenÃ¢â‚¬™s BaoÃ¢â‚¬™an International Airport on 9 February, marking the opening of its new intra-Asia hub, replacing operations at the former Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. The new US$180 million UPS Asia-Pacific hub has 400 staff and is capable of sorting 18,000 packages an hour, according to UPS. […]
March 1, 2010
The International Cargo Centre Shenzhen (ICCS) will provide one-stop ground handling operations to UPS along with all freighter services in terms of general cargo at Shenzhen BaoÃ¢â‚¬™an International Airport, including shipment acceptance, physical warehouse cargo handling operations and documentation services.
The new hub Ã¢â‚¬“ UPSÃ¢â‚¬™ second in China after opening a $125 million international air hub in Shanghai in December 2008 Ã¢â‚¬“ will provide overnight delivery services between Asia-Pacific countries and is expected to see 81 flights weekly covering most Asia-Pacific countries and cities. China, Japan and South Korea now account for more than half of the companyÃ¢â‚¬™s total intra-Asia volume.
The existing operations at Clark would be refocused to serve as the main import and export gateway for the Philippines. On 8 February UPS announced a better-than-expected results in the fourth quarter of 2009, due to the strong performance of its international segment. In the Asia-Pacific region, export volume grew 10 per cent in the fourth quarter compared with the same period in 2008.