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Worldport Turns 10: Happy Birthday
UPS 757 at Worldport

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the official grand opening of the largest, fully-automated package handling facility in the world. Ten years ago, UPS employees, customers, board members and local, state and government officials gathered in Louisville, Kentucky for a press event to celebrate the facility’s grand opening and to be among the first to hear its new name: Worldport.

Today, Worldport handles about 130 aircraft daily and processes an average of 1.6 million packages a day, with a record 3.6 million packages processed on peak day in 2011. The facility measures 5.2 million square feet — the equivalent of more than 90 football fields — with a perimeter of 7.2 miles. It contains 155 miles of conveyors with the capacity for sorting 416,000 packages per hour.

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Welcome to Shenzhen!

TShenzhen hubhe UPS Shenzhen Hub will be celebrating its first Chinese Lunar New Year this year and we are already seeing the increased level of activity as we approach our peak season. And just like the hub, I will also be celebrating my first Chinese Lunar New Year as a UPSer.

As part of the UPS Shenzhen Hub’s Welcome Center, I am responsible for welcoming visitors to the facility. Since its official opening on May 18, 2010, we have welcomed over 700 visitors – customers, government officials and students.

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