UPS supersizes Louisville package operations


UPS has completed the multi-phase expansion of its Louisville Centennial ground package sortation and distribution facility. The project features UPS’s advanced package processing technologies.

“Tripling the size of our Centennial hub provides companies with distribution centres and operations in Kentucky and the surrounding areas with more opportunities to better serve their customers,” said Joe Boyle, President of UPS’s Ohio Valley District.

The Louisville super hub’s strategic proximity to UPS’s Worldport air hub at Louisville International Airport supports end-of-runway express services like UPS Next Day Air and UPS eFulfillment.

The expanded facility can process approximately 85,000 packages per hour via 25 miles of conveyors using highly automated processing equipment. Six-sided laser label decode tunnels will rapidly capture package information from address labels. Label applicators will place UPS “smart labels” on packages at a rate of three per second, providing UPS personnel instructions for proper routing and loading into waiting trailers headed to destinations across the country, or into package delivery vehicles bound for Louisville-area businesses and residents.

The Louisville hub expansion project is part of a multi-year UPS investment plan to modernise and expand the company’s global network, including addition of several new facilities and acquisition of new cargo aircraft.

Source: UPS