Global logistics service provider UPS (NYSE: UPS) and the Hong Kong Airport Authority have entered into an agreement to develop a new hub at the Hong Kong International Airport.
The proposed hub, located near the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will substantially elevate UPS’s service standards for customers and fortify its operations in Asia.
The Powerhouse Hub
Anticipated to be completed by 2028, the state-of-the-art hub will become the nerve center for UPS Hong Kong’s operations.
This expansive facility, covering 20,000 square meters, is meticulously designed for processing and sorting imports, exports, and transshipments across Europe, the U.S., and various parts of Asia.
Boasting direct access to aircraft, the hub is projected to handle an impressive annual capacity of nearly 1 million tons.
This development translates into enhanced connectivity for UPS and its global clientele, providing seamless access to Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area, and the burgeoning Asia Pacific consumer market.
Daryl Tay, President of UPS North Asia District, emphasizes the strategic importance, stating, “Hong Kong continues to be an engine of growth and a critical part of UPS’s global smart logistics network.”
A key highlight of the forthcoming hub is its complete automation. Powered by state-of-the-art sorting and scanning technology, the facility is set to revolutionize the logistics landscape in the region.
This commitment to cutting-edge technology aligns with UPS’s dedication to providing a reliable and efficient customer experience.
The emphasis on environment-friendly features further underlines UPS’s commitment to sustainability.
This substantial investment is a testament to UPS’s broader expansion plans, specifically geared towards supporting the growth of the Greater Bay Area.
By consolidating its operations and establishing this hub, UPS aims to optimize its existing infrastructure in Hong Kong, streamlining various smaller and separately located facilities.
‘White Glove’ Shipping Service
In addition to this groundbreaking initiative, UPS has been actively enhancing its network and facilities across Asia in recent years.
Notably, UPS Premier, a ‘white glove’ shipping service tailored for healthcare customers, has been launched in seven countries in Asia, including Hong Kong.
This specialized service addresses the unique logistics needs of healthcare providers, ensuring precision in the transportation of patient-critical, time-sensitive, and temperature-sensitive products.
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