UPS Increases Cargo Capacity in Americas
In order to increase its reach into the Americas, Asia and other parts of the world, UPS will invest in new B-767s with 20 currently on order.
The B-767 can carry load of 132,200 lbs, or about 50 percent more than a B-757. These two aircraft's are used mostly in the Americas for reasons of crew, operational and maintenance efficiency.
The flights will start from UPS' Americas hub in Miami and operate into Quito, Ecuador; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Bogota, Colombia; Panama City, Panama; Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Managua, Nicaragua.
Romaine Seguin, president of UPS's Americas Region, said: â€œUPS has been one of the largest cargo carriers in the Americas for more than a decade so when our customers asked for more capacity, responded with this larger aircraft. This enhancement in the Americas is a great example of how we continue to grow our portfolio of business solutions to serve the logistical needs of our customers.â€
In February 2011, UPS has expanded its preferred less-than-container-load (LCL) ocean freight service to 10 additional Asian ports. The service provides up to 40 percent faster port-to-door delivery to the US for LCL shipments while still delivering the economic advantages of ocean freight.
UPS offers a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide.
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