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Jet Airways takes off under RCS
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Panalpina continues Latam expansion with Newport buy
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Cargolux supports solar boat
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Jet Airways takes off under RCS
Panalpina continues Latam expansion with Newport buy
APL, Evergreen and HMM boost Asia-Australia capacity
Emirates returns to Luanda, further frequencies eyed
MIA welcomes Air Italy
DB and Georgian Railway target future growth together...
Hactl handles ABC
Kerry bolsters China cross-border services
Cargolux supports solar boat

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ATLANTA, GA: November 10, 2016. UPS is to spend over US$400 million to build a new regional package hub on the west side of Atlanta. The facility will be the third largest in the company's U.S. network.

UPS hub atlantaConstruction will begin this month on a 341-acre site for completion by the end of 2018 and provide jobs for an additional 1,250 employees operating multiple sorting shifts.

UPS currently employs 14,000 people across Georgia in package delivery operations, ground freight, aircraft operations, data center management and contract logistics.

The new 1.2 million square foot facility will handle 100,000 packages per hour over 15 miles of conveyors using automated processing equipment. Six-sided laser decode tunnels will capture package information from address labels and high-speed applicators will place labels on packages at a rate of three per second to provide data for routing and loading local delivery vehicles.

The shipment data capture allows UPS to make delivery location changes and modify shipment routing in response to weather or other unplanned events.

In addition to sorting and processing, the hub will be capable of dispatching more than 280 trucks and operate an onsite compressed natural gas fueling station.

In a related announcement, UPS will also invest US$196 million in its Jacksonville, Florida ground package hub, adding more than 260,000 square feet to the building and installing automation capability similar to its new Atlanta facility. When completed in the fall of 2019, capacity will increase by one-third to handle more than 80,000 packages an hour.

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