Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


UPS takes steps to expand Latin America air cargo capacity

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
June 07, 2011

UPS announced this week that it is expanding its express air network capacity in Latin America.

According to company officials, the company is replacing a Boeing 757 narrow-body aircraft with a new and larger B-767 wide-body freighter, which increases cargo capacity by 50 percent on UPS’s 19 weekly flights into Central and South America.

These flights originate from UPS’s Americas hub in Miami and operate into Quito, Ecuador; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Bogota, Colombia; Panama City, Panama; Guatemala City, Guatemala, and Managua, Nicaragua.

“Customer demand has driven the need to upsize aircraft,” said UPS Airlines Spokesman Mike Mangeot, in an interview. “We’ve seen some nice growth out of the Americas. The biggest benefits to our customers are capacity and the enhanced ability to tap into UPS’s expansive global transportation network. We can help them get more of their products—fish, textiles, flowers [among others]—to their customers.”

UPS said that the B-767 can carry a payload of 132,200 pounds, which is 50 percent more than a B-757—adding that those two aircraft are used “almost exclusively in the Americas for reasons of crew, operational and maintenance efficiency.”

And UPS noted high schedule reliability rate of both aircraft works well for exporters with tight supply chain and cold chain requirements.  UPS has 20 B-767s with 20 on order.

“From a UPS perspective, we are able to further grow the largest air express network in the Americas, and carry more revenue-producing express small-packages and air cargo,” said Mangeot.

About the Author

Jeff Berman headshot
Jeff Berman
Group News Editor

Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Carload volumes were up 7.6 percent at 299,256, topping the week ending January 12 at 290,607 and the week ending July 5 at 270,731.

U.S. companies made only marginal improvements in their ability to collect from customers and pay suppliers in 2013, while showing no improvement in how well they managed inventory, according to the 16th annual working capital survey from REL a division of the Hackett Group, Inc.

Study suggests solutions for filling the talent gap, including the development of robust ties with the education system.

The Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported this week that U.S. trade with its North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners Canada and Mexico increased 5.4 percent from May 2013 to May 2014 at $103.9 billion.

With an eye on making transportation of crude oil by rail (CBR) and ethanol safer following various tragic accidents over the last year, the United States Department of Transportation yesterday released details regarding its rulemaking proposal designed to improve how large quantities of flammable materials by rail can be moved in a safer manner.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA