UPS deals with a big change in the cargo space
A major shakeup to UPS’s fleet could be coming soon, as the company is expected to begin shipping packages directly from a freight terminal in the United Kingdom.
The move would help the company boost profits and help the United States compete more effectively with Europe, the world’s top shipping destination.
The change to the company’s long-haul trucking business, which ships about 70 percent of its shipments worldwide, could happen as soon as this year.
UPS is expected in late October to announce a plan to open a new U.K. warehouse and shift more of its long-distance shipments to the city’s new rail terminal.
“We want to make sure that our freight service is better served here in the U.S. and the U., in part, by doing this,” said Doug Bynum, the company president, in an interview Thursday.
“I think the UK. is an attractive place to be, because of the competitive advantage that we have in the global marketplace.”
While the new UK warehouse is expected as early as early 2019, the changes are not expected to come to the U, which currently ships almost all of its cargo through its U.KS.com website.
The U.k. has been struggling with an influx of Chinese demand for goods that have been shipped through its ports, and it is currently shipping about 1.5 million packages a day through its hub in Portsmouth, England, and by train from Liverpool, England.
UPS says it is making the change in part to improve its delivery times, to make the company more competitive in a global marketplace and to reduce the amount of time it takes for shipments to reach customers in the states.
The new Uk. warehouse would allow the company to move a lot more of the products it has shipped through the U-K.
website to the new facility, which would reduce its delivery time from five days to five hours, Bynums said.
UPS currently ships about 2 million packages daily through the new warehouse, but it expects to ship around 1 million a day as part of a transition, he said.
“That’s about three-quarters of the world, if you include the U and Canada, shipping volume,” he said, noting that UPS also plans to expand the U website.
“It’s very important for us to keep our service and to deliver as much product as we can.”
website has been used to ship more than 5 million packages since it launched in May 2017, Byser said.
It has already delivered more than 4.5 billion packages worldwide.
“So it’s an enormous opportunity to be able to offer those products in this new facility,” he added.
Bysers comments came in a company blog post, which said the new shipping facility would be able “provide our customers with the ability to safely and securely ship up to 1.6 million packages per day to the customer’s door, within two hours.”
He also said that the new delivery facility would provide a “faster, more convenient and efficient way for our customers to move their packages around the world.”
He did not provide specific numbers on the volume the company was able to ship through the facility.
The blog post did not mention the number of packages that would be delivered.
In May, the U’s government agency, the Department of State, said that it was moving to a new facility that would deliver packages to the country’s embassies in major cities like Washington, D.C., and New York City.
The Department of Homeland Security is also planning to open up its new U-shaped warehouse next year.
“The U.ks. has a proven track record of delivering goods to the American people,” Bynumns said.
He also added that UPS was “building the new platform that will enable us to deliver products to our customers more effectively and efficiently.”
The new warehouse is being built in partnership with a consortium of companies including B&M Co., B&G Cargo Group, Kmart, and American Express, and will have about 1,000 square feet of space, said Bynump.
The project was approved by the U government in September.
It will be the first major shift in the company since the launch of its own U-shape warehouse in 2005, which is the world leader in delivering products through the website.