March 5, 2024
Logistics

Hong Kong International Airport to get new UPS logistics facility

Fully automated hub to be complete by 2028

UPS, the global logistics service provider, and the Hong Kong Airport Authority have ratified an agreement to set up a new airfreight hub at Hong Kong International Airport.

Located near the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the logistics hub will be UPS Hong Kong’s main facility to process and sort imports, exports, and transshipments to and from Europe, the United States and other parts of Asia.

A fully automated facility, the new hub will feature advanced sorting and scanning technology and environment-friendly components.

Launching to enhance UPS’s operations in Asia, the new hub is expected to be completed by 2028.

To be built on a land parcel of 20,000 square metres with direct access to aircraft, the facility will handle close to one million tons of annual capacity, giving UPS and its global customers better and more reliable connectivity to Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area, and the growing Asia-Pacific consumer market.

The Greater Bay Area comprises Hong Kong, Macau, and nine municipalities in southern China’s Guangdong Province. UPS has been operating in Hong Kong and Macau for 35 years, with services covering all 11 Greater Bay Area cities.

Expansion plans

UPS’s expansion plans aim to support Greater Bay Area growth and better serve evolving customer needs and shipping demand across its air network. It also allows UPS to optimise its existing operations in Hong Kong by streamlining some smaller and separately located facilities.

Daryl Tay, President of UPS North Asia District, said: “Hong Kong continues to be an engine of growth and a critical part of UPS’s global smart logistics network.

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“This new hub and our existing operations at Shenzhen Bao An Airport demonstrate our continued commitment to Asia. We will continue to invest in areas of our network that bring unique value to our customers and create additional growth opportunities for UPS.”

The company will continue to invest in Asia-Pacific to serve its customers with stronger cross-border connectivity, greater capacity, and an industry-leading customer experience.

In recent years, the global logistics service provider has made network and facility enhancements across Asia, including Singapore, Japan, China, Vietnam, South Korea, and the Philippines.

The company also launched UPS Premier, a ‘white glove’ shipping service for healthcare customers who require precision logistics for patient-critical, time- and temperature-sensitive products.

Operating in more than 200 countries and territories, UPS reported revenue of AED369.10 billion ($100.3 billion) in 2022.

Featured image: A UPS freighter at Hong Kong International Airport. Image: UPS

    Arnold Pinto

    Arnold Pinto

    Arnold Pinto is an award-winning journalist with wide-ranging Middle East and Asia experience in the tech, space, aerospace, aviation, defence, luxury watchmaking, business, fashion, and automotive verticals. He is passionate about conserving endangered native wildlife globally and protecting the world’s oceans from plastic pollution, overfishing, and climate change. Arnold enjoys 4x4 off-roading, camping and exploring global destinations off the beaten track.
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