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ATLANTA: October 18, 2018. UPS has opened a new ground package processing facility in Atlanta, the fourth largest in its global network, to serve the southeastern US.

UPS sort ATLThe hub, which has created 3,000 new jobs in the area, will process approximately 100,000 parcels per hour via a highly orchestrated series of conveyors, chutes, belts and ramps into waiting trailers for transfer to another UPS location, or into delivery vehicles bound for area businesses and residents.

“UPS is installing high-tech systems that make our network more flexible, more resilient, and more anticipatory,” said George Willis, president of US Operations.

“Atlanta is home to the largest of a new class of sort centres which enable us to optimize how we move shipments through a precisely managed network of more than 1,000 small package operating facilities in the United States,” he added.

Other highly-automated UPS primary hubs include the Worldport air cargo facility in Louisville, Kentucky and the Chicago Area Consolidation Hub ground facility for truck and railway cargo.

UPS employs more than 14,000 people across Georgia in package delivery operations, ground freight, aircraft operations, data center management and contract logistics. Atlanta has been UPS’s global headquarters for more than 25 years.

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