UPS officially opened its newly expanded hub at Incheon International Airport. Situated within the airport’s cargo terminal area, the newly expanded hub occupies over 9,000 square metres, more than 60 per cent increase in size. The increased capacity allows UPS to increase import, export and transshipment capability by around 50 per cent.
Setting new standards in Korea, the expanded hub is equipped with new technologies and infrastructure which will strengthen UPS’s capability to support Korean businesses that are looking to expand trade with key growth markets. As one of the first global logistics providers in Korea to operate on the new auto sorting system, the number of shipment inspection delays is expected to be reduced. And with a new cargo x-ray system in place, UPS is now able to handle bulky or palletised shipments, further reducing potential handling delays.
‘Ranked 8th in terms of global trade volume during the first six months of 2014, according to the Institute for International Trade, Korea continues to be an important global trade centre, connecting Asia to the rest of the world,” said JK Rah, managing director of UPS Korea. “Our investments in technologies and expanded space at Incheon International Airport bring greater operational efficiencies that also reduce potential shipment delays. UPS’s customers from Korea and other parts of the world can benefit immediately from the enhancements, enabling them to compete in the global marketplace.”