UPS is setting themselves up for the next major overhaul as a company. so long, their Revenue (75%) of it has been the small parcel services segment. Now, they have reached the dimensions to becoming a truely global player in the Transportation industry. The Pacific Rim strategy is just about to begin. This will cause the ripple effect right down the supply chain !!
"UPS began its air freight business with used air passenger jets converted to haul cargo, Faith said. The company soon was purchasing new planes outfitted at the factory for hauling because of their reliability and efficiency. Currently, UPS operates primarily Boeing 747s, 757s, 767s and Airbus A300s. Just now heaving into sight within the fleet is the mammoth Airbus A380, whose huge cargo capacity make it useful for long international flights and access to limited airport slots around the world.
The A380 is 239 feet long and 79 feet high, with a 261-foot wingspan. The plane can carry 40,000 cubic feet of cargo, or the payload of a 727, 747 and 767 combined. Its landing weight is 700,000 pounds.
The massive 380s will be vital in serving Pacific Rim countries, the largest UPS market, Faith said. “In China we’re limited to 13 flights a day and we still leave freight behind,” he said. Guangzhou, China provides the largest volume of business of any Pacific Rim City, he said. “China is going gangbusters. China adds infrastructure equal to the city of Philadelphia every 90 days.”
[ via Randall Turk ]