Leveraging UPS’s unrivalled distribution network is the fastest way to penetrate the US market.
Many businesses want to start exporting, but the complexity and cost of setting up warehousing in a foreign country can be a major barrier. Outsourcing logistics can provide the solution.
UPS has an unrivalled hub-and-spoke distribution network that reaches 99% of the United States population. Strategically-placed hubs, each with their own fleet of aircraft, link to over 200 UPS facilities around the US, from which goods are delivered by road.
Dedicated warehousing space can be used to process products before distribution. UPS can assemble components, pick and pack products, and configure orders to make them store-ready. UPS technology provides complete visibility, enabling you to monitor demand and optimise inventory levels. This visibility is difficult to replicate if different warehousing suppliers are used, which can result in inventory bottlenecks and disrupted supply.
Whether your products reach the United States by sea or air, UPS supply chain experts can recommend the best places to hold and process inventory in order to reduce time-in-transit and overall transportation costs.
UPS is one of the world’s top 10 NVOCCs (non-vessel operating common carrier) and the company handles more than 600,000 twenty-foot containers (or their equivalent) annually. Goods can be received into the United States at any of the country’s major ports on the East and West Coasts as well as the Gulf of Mexico.
UPS air operations, which is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, has a total fleet of 237 aircraft and an additional chartered fleet of 293 aircraft that complete 949 domestic and 982 flight segments every day. UPS’s United States hubs are:
UPS Air Operations Hub and Headquarters
Main Air Hub Worldport | Location: Louisville, Kentucky | Size of Sort Hub Facility: 5,200,000 square feet |Air Sort Capacity: 416,000 packages/documents per hour | Ramp Size: 300 acres with 135 aircraft parking positions | Average number of daily UPS Flights: 252 in/out bound flights |Geographic Area Served: More than 200 countries and territories around the world | Freight facility: 654,000 square feet
East Coast Region Air Hub
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Size of Sort Hub Facility: 681,000 square feet | Air Sort Capacity: 95,000 packages/documents per hour | Ramp Size: 49.7 acres with 26 aircraft parking positions | Average number of daily UPS Flights: 42| Geographic Area Served: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont; Washington, D.C., portions of California, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Nevada, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia | Freight facility: 66,000 square feet
West Coast Region Air Hub
Location: Ontario, California | Size of Sort Hub Facility: 778,837 square feet | Air Sort Capacity: 67,000 packages/documents per hour | Ramp Size: 156 acres with 21 aircraft parking positions | Average number of daily UPS Flights: 40 | Geographic Area Served: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, Washington and Wyoming; portions of Kansas and Nebraska | Freight facility: 49,000 square feet]
Southwest Region Air Hub
Location: Dallas, Texas | Size of Sort Hub Facility: 323,000 square feet | Air Sort Capacity: 46,000 packages/documents per hour | Ramp Size: 18 acres with 17 aircraft parking positions |Average number of daily UPS Flights: 24 | Geographic Area Served: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Washington, D.C.; portions of New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Virginia | Freight facility: 49,000 square feet
Rockford Regional Air Hub
Location: Rockford, Illinois | Size of Sort Hub Facility: 586,000 square feet | Air Sort Capacity: 121,000 packages/documents per hour | Ramp Size: 50 acres with 40 aircraft parking positions | Average number of daily UPS Flights: 26 | Geographic Area Served: Colorado, Connecticut, Rhode Island; portions of Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Washington and Washington | Freight facility: 65,000 square feet
Southeast Region Air Hub
Location: Columbia, South Carolina | Size of Sort Hub Facility: 281,000 square feet | Air Sort Capacity: 41,000 packages/documents per hour | Ramp Size: 35 acres with 14 aircraft parking positions | Average number of daily UPS Flights: 10 | Geographic Area Served: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee
Latin America / Caribbean Air Hub
Location: Miami, Florida | Size of Sort Hub Facility: 36,000 square feet | Air Sort Capacity: 6,500 packages/documents per hour | Ramp Size: 14.84 acres with 9 aircraft parking positions | Average number of daily UPS Flights: 24 | Geographic Area Served: Southern U.S., Central and South America
When goods are transferred to road transportation, UPS’s proprietary On Road, Integrated, Optimisation and Navigation (ORION) software can track the precise routes of almost half of UPS’s United States driver routes. Specialty solutions include customised trade show, temperature controlled and consolidation services. UPS’s delivery fleet has 5,753 vehicles and 19,589 trailers.
UPS’s broad portfolio provides optimised and streamlined supply chain services, so you can focus on your core capabilities and your customers. UPS’s end-to-end distribution services include everything from inbound material flow to finished goods warehousing, inventory management, inspections, returns handling, and country-wide delivery. It’s the full support you need to get the right products to the right places, on time and in excellent condition.