UPS Looks To Enhance Asia Trade Connectivity

The courier company promises vast improvements across its Smart Logistics Network

UPS has revealed a series of service enhancements earlier today to bolster economic development across the Asia Pacific region, enabling worldwide connectivity for over 22 million businesses. In the first half of 2019, the company had achieved several developments including upgrading Shenzhen’s Asia Pacific Air Hub processing capacity, reducing transit times across 2,300 trade lanes between intra-Asia and Europe, improved the UPS Worldwide Express service’s geographic reach, and strengthened supply chain flexibility, among other things.

UPS’s Shenzhen Hub in China serves as a transfer point for shipments moving within the region, and the enhancements improve both reliability and quality of service provided to UPS customers in Asia. About 550 employees maintain round-the-clock operations at the hub, which houses separate sorting and handling facilities for express and cargo shipments, on-site customs office and processing. Self-operated aircraft ground-handling provides UPS, as a logistics integrator, with greater control over the 86 weekly UPS flights in and out from the hub.