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

UPS today announced diluted earnings per share of $1.32 for the third quarter 2014, a 13.8% improvement over the prior year period. Operating profit increased 8.3%, resulting from balanced growth across all three segments.

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 4.4 percent from August 2013 to August 2014 at $100.6 billion.

As expected, global trade dipped from August to September but still saw annual gains, according to data issued this week by Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers.

Transportation and logistics merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the third quarter saw annual gains, which were driven by smaller deals in the trucking logistics, shipping, and passenger air sectors, according to data issued in the Intersections report by PwC this week.

With the holidays rapidly approaching, it appears retailers are not quite done getting inventory set up and on the shelves in time for what is expected to be a fairly active shopping season. That much was evident based on recent data for September volumes issued by the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and the Port of Long Beach (POLB).

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